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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.

Director:

James Hayman

Writers:

Aaron Mendelsohn (teleplay), Janet Brownell (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Miyata ... Miyoko
Vijay Mehta ... Ad Man
Amy Smart ... Kate Stanton
Audrey Dwyer Audrey Dwyer ... Milk Maid Salesgirl
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Jim
Jayne Eastwood ... Margine Frumkin
Joe MacLeod ... Toby
Mark-Paul Gosselaar ... Miles Dufine
Benjamin Ayres ... Jack Evans
Jennifer Kydd Jennifer Kydd ... Nancy
Peter MacNeill ... Mike Stanton
Mary Long Mary Long ... Sally
Martin Roach ... Dr. Kirschner
Cherisse Woonsam ... Leigh
Paul Beer ... 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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Taglines:

Twelve chances to get it right.


Certificate:

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Trivia

When Margine is talking to Jim about visiting Mexico, Jim states that he visits Zihuatanejo. That is reference to Aaron Mendelssohn's, the writer of the film, favorite movie being Shawshank Redemption, and the name of the beach village that Andy meets Red. 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 »

Quotes

Margine Frumkin: Reputations are just history in rumour form. You can change it.
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Soundtracks

Cold December Night
Written by Michael Bublé, Alan Chang, Bob Rock
Sung by Michael Bublé
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User Reviews

 
Christmas Eve is here again
23 December 2013 | by LejinkSee all my reviews

Might as well get the "G" word out of the way up front, as this likable Christmas TV movie shamelessly groundhogs its main plot device from a better-known earlier movie, the two twists being that this time it affects a female and that it occurs (or should that be recurs?) on Christmas Eve.

Amy Smart is the girl whose Christmas Day can't get started after a Christmas Eve fall in a department store sees her day rewind every time the clock strikes twelve. From there we see her make the anticipated journey from a truculent self-obsessive who won't accept her new step-mom, creeps out her ex-boyfriend who's obviously moved on from her and finally rudely walks out of a blind date with a handsome young widower to a regular Christmas angel who rights the lives of everyone she bumps into before finally making up with them all, including the guy as she finally gets past her twelve days of Christmas spell.

Smart is amiable in the lead part, a lightweight cross between Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Anniston and the circular time motif is deftly handled even if some of the situations she resolves are more sugary than a cane plantation.

Nicely shot around New York in bright December sun-light, this was an attractive, undemanding, feel-good Christmas movie worth seeing once, but just the once!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

12 Dates of Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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