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Expecting Mary (2010)

A Very Mary Christmas (original title)
Expecting Mary is the story of a young girl who's had all the trappings of an upscale life, but it's only when she finds herself in a downtrodden trailer park in a small New Mexico town ... See full summary »

Director:

Dan Gordon

Writer:

Dan Gordon
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elliott Gould ... Horace Weitzel
Linda Gray ... Darnella
Lainie Kazan ... Lillian Littlefeather
Cloris Leachman ... Annie
Della Reese ... Doris Dorkus
Olesya Rulin ... Mary
Cybill Shepherd ... Meg
Gene Simmons ... Taylor
Fred Willard ... Jerry Zee
Duncan Bravo ... Phil Cutbarth
Kathy Lamkin ... Molly
Kinsey Packard Kinsey Packard ... Barbara
Matt Kaminsky ... Joe
Morgan Krantz ... Ryder
Teresa Ganzel ... Shar D'onnay
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Storyline

Expecting Mary is the story of a young girl who's had all the trappings of an upscale life, but it's only when she finds herself in a downtrodden trailer park in a small New Mexico town that she learns the real meaning of love, sacrifice, and family. Written by Dan Gordon

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Sometimes we make our own families...

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Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements involving teen pregnancy, and some language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Released on a Holiday collection dvd as A Very Mary Christmas. See more »

Quotes

Darnella: Mary, lets go... I found a Jew!
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Wonderful Film, Great Cast, Great Characters SEE IT!
17 September 2010 | by piman25See all my reviews

Without a doubt this film has its' flaws - it is uneven, ranging from near slapstick to near melodrama. There are a few points where the message is delivered in a rather heavy- handed way, but like many things the flaws are minimal compared to the overall product.

The direction is natural, moving the well written story along at a comfortable pace.

Linda Gray does a fantastic job proving what a talented actress she is. Both as a character and an actress she pulls the characters of the film together into a true ensemble.

Each of the featured actors turned in great performances, treating the film the same way they would treat a major Hollywood production. None give a week or halfhearted performance. The characters each play their part in successfully moving the story along.

Stand-outs include Gene Simmons, very believable as the caring, yet not nurturing, father, Lainie Kazan as the yiddish native American, Elliot Gould as the polka loving truck driver, Della Reese as the cantankerous landlord and Cloris Leachman as the pig lady. Olysea Rulin is very sympathetic in the role of Mary.

There is an actress named Kathy Lamkin in the film who is amazing, watch for her.

In short see the movie, you won't regret it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Christmas Movie See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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WonderStar Productions See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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