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The Christmas Clause (2008)

The Mrs. Clause (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | TV Movie 24 November 2008
A stressed out lawyer and mother of three gets her yuletide wish when she wishes to see what her life would be like if she had chosen to pursue her career in Law rather than marrying and becoming a working mother.

Director:

George Erschbamer

Writer:

Sheri Elwood
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lea Thompson ... Sophie
Andrew Airlie ... Dave
Rachel Hayward ... Marcia
Doug Abrahams ... Santa
Christina Jastrzembska ... Margaret
Rick Ravanello ... Jake
Richard Ian Cox ... Morris
Fiona Martinelli ... Silvia (as Fiona Marinelli)
Jill Morrison ... Claire
Cashel Satchwell Cashel Satchwell ... Nikki
Megan Charpentier ... Anna
Acacia Hilts Acacia Hilts ... JJ
Laura Mennell ... Jill
Jennifer Copping ... Barbara
Carly Washburn Carly Washburn ... Ella
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A stressed out lawyer and mother of three gets her yuletide wish when she wishes to see what her life would be like if she had chosen to pursue her career in Law rather than marrying and becoming a working mother.

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Not Rated

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2008 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

The Christmas Clause See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

Right at the end of the film, "Dave" is cooking Christmas dinner and it sets on fire, he puts the fire out, by lifting the pan off the hob, that's not how extinguishing real fires tends to work. See more »

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Lea Thompson holds together a weak film
3 December 2017 | by studioATSee all my reviews

Known as 'All I want for Christmas' here in the UK this film/TV movie is watchable only for a likable performance from Lea Thompson, and then only just.

Using the tried and tested 'It's a Wonderful Life' trick, this is about a stressed out mother who wishes she could have a seemingly more successful and happier woman's life, only of course to realise that her own life was pretty darn great in the first place.

Lea Thompson shines, but everything else about this film is weak, from script to the acting of the other people involved.

I like Lea Thompson, but this isn't a great festive film.


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