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12 Dates of Christmas (2011)

A story that follows Kate, a young woman who after a horrible blind date on Christmas Eve, wakes up to find she is re-living that same day and date all over again.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Miyata ... Miyoko
... Ad Man
... Kate Stanton
Audrey Dwyer ... Milk Maid Salesgirl
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Jim
... Margine Frumkin
... Toby
... Miles Dufine
... Jack Evans
... Nancy
... Mike Stanton
Mary Long ... Sally
... Dr. Kirschner
... Leigh
... Rich
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Starring Amy Smart (Just Friends, The Butterfly Effect) and Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Franklin & Bash, Saved by the Bell, NYPD Blue), 12 Dates of Christmas is a romantic comedy that follows Kate (Amy Smart), a young woman who re-lives the same first date on Christmas Eve over and over again. In an attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend on Christmas Eve, Kate ends up ruining her blind date with Miles (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), a handsome guy she's been set up with. In a strange twist of fate, Kate is given the chance to re-live Christmas Eve twelve times! Kate decides to embrace what Christmas Eve has given her -- a loving family, great friends and Miles, who turns out to be a great guy! However, just as she seems to think she has gotten it right, the clock strikes midnight and Kate must live Christmas Eve once again. Under these weird new circumstances, Kate learns to take risks and enjoy what she's been given. Thanks to the gift of Christmas Eve, Kate finds happiness by finally trusting fate. Written by A V Butler

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Twelve chances to get it right.


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12 Encontros de Natal  »

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Kate's clock is the same style as Phil's from the movie Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray, in which 12 Dates was inspired from. See more »

Goofs

When Kate meets Jack in front of her apartment, Nancy says she's cold and is going to wait in the car. A few seconds later Jack walks to the car, which is idling as can be seen by its exhaust fumes, and gets in. The view switches back to Kate and we hear the car start. See more »

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Margine Frumkin: Reputations are just history in rumour form. You can change it.
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Twelve Days of Christmas
Traditional, arranged by Frederic Austin (uncredited)
Sung by Carolers and performed by Esther Thibault, Michelle Piller, Andrea Lyons, Tara Baxendale, Sedina Fiati (scene at dept. store)
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Groundhog day formula works here
13 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

This ABC family Christmas movie is better than some of the recent Hallmark holiday movies. The writing is sharper and the cast is likable - more A list for TV than usual. The Groundhog Day formula has been used in TV movies sometimes unsuccessfully, but here they got the right elements of Groundhog. Each repeated day is different enough and builds upon the last with sufficient humor and inventiveness. A young lady pining for her ex is set up on a blind date.

Amy Smart has enough vitality without being annoying and she pulls the role off quite well. Mark Paul Gosselaar is a likable enough romantic lead.

If you have to pick one Christmas movie to watch this one is okay.


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