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The Christmas Bunny (2010)

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The Christmas Bunny is the story of a Michigan family, facing tough economic times, who take in a withdrawn foster child, Julia (Sophie Bolen). Convinced she's unlovable, Julia dreams of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sophie Bolen ... Julia Haggen
Madeline Vail ... Patti Cooper
Colby French ... Scott Cooper
Derek Brandon ... Billy Cooper
Florence Henderson ... Betsy Ross
Charles Irving Beale Charles Irving Beale ... Hank Vanee (as Charles Beale)
Andrew Twiford ... Johnny
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael J. Blashill Michael J. Blashill ... Uncle Chip (as Mike Blashill)
Sara Braden Sara Braden ... Vet Receptionist
Bernie Diekevers Bernie Diekevers ... Bobby Tramwell
Terry Fenech Terry Fenech ... Grandpa
Bruce Grant Bruce Grant ... Radio announcer
Kimberly Harsch ... Aunt Diana
Grace Heemstra Grace Heemstra ... Rebecca
Marv Hoekstra Marv Hoekstra ... Search & Rescue commander
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Storyline

The Christmas Bunny is the story of a Michigan family, facing tough economic times, who take in a withdrawn foster child, Julia (Sophie Bolen). Convinced she's unlovable, Julia dreams of becoming "real," like the Velveteen Rabbit in her treasured storybook video. When a real-life rabbit is injured by her foster brother in an accident, Julia meets the Bunny Lady, a local recluse who cares for people's cast-away pets, and both their lives are changed by the encounter. Written by AJ

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Everybody needs some bunny to love.

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Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Just Where I Belong See more »

Filming Locations:

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Honey Creek Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Cute
5 October 2013 | by artpfSee all my reviews

Very cute and personal story.

Little girl is adopted and won't really talk until she finds a bunny that was shot with a BB gun. The story takes a turn and nursing the bunny back to health helps the little girl get back into society.

According to IMDb this film was made for under $400K. The acting, directing, and writing is actually darn good for that little bit of money.

It's a good family movie they don't seem to make any more. Best part -- no Katy Perry or Lady Gaga squeezing out every cent they can from unsuspecting kids by putting their auto tuned voices into the sound track.

As an aside, I'm 90% certain I heard some one early in the film call the bunny an Easter bunny. If my memory holds, not sure why the movie is called the Christmas Bunny!

Not that it matters.

It's a neat small heart warming movie with a story that is actually believable.


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