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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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James Hayman

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Aaron Mendelsohn (teleplay), Janet Brownell (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Miyata Laura Miyata ... Miyoko
Vijay Mehta ... Ad Man
Amy Smart ... Kate Stanton
Audrey Dwyer Audrey Dwyer ... Milk Maid Salesgirl
Richard Fitzpatrick 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Twelve chances to get it right.


Certificate:

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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

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Margine Frumkin: Reputations are just history in rumour form. You can change it.
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Dance Of The Sugarplum Fairy
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Kate falls asleep)
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Tru Calling Christmas
21 December 2013 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee all my reviews

Amy Smart plays an insensitive woman who only cares about herself who is given the chance to make her life and the lives of others about her happier if only she stops being so self-centered. After falling over in a department store she bumps her head and re-lives Xmas Eve over and over (twelve times, to be precise) until she gets it all just right.

Normally I wouldn't bother with such fluff, but Amy Smart is gorgeous and really ought to be in more movies. The score is basically lifted wholesale from A Charlie Brown Christmas and there is not much atmosphere. You could basically transpose the story from December 24th to any other day of the year (Groundhog Day, for example) and it wouldn't be much different.

I wasn't once bored watching it though, and it's an acceptable addition to the holiday TV viewing.


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