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Have a Little Faith (2011)

Writer Mitch Alboms reluctantly agrees to pen the eulogy of his childhood rabbi.

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Jon Avnet

Writer:

Mitch Albom
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Fishburne ... Henry Covington
Bradley Whitford ... Mitch
Anika Noni Rose ... Annette
Mykelti Williamson ... Donnie
Deanna Dunagan ... Sarah
Melinda McGraw ... Janine
Martin Landau ... Rabbi Albert Lewis
Anthony Castelow Anthony Castelow ... Cass
Bryce Clyde Jenkins ... Young Henry
Langston Fishburne ... Henry at 20
Wayne David Parker Wayne David Parker ... Gene
Jonathan Adams Jonathan Adams ... Willie Covington
April Parker Jones ... Wilma Covington
Larry VanBuren Jr. ... Derrick Covington
John Hardy John Hardy ... Baptist Preacher
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Writer Mitch Alboms reluctantly agrees to pen the eulogy of his childhood rabbi.

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Biography | Drama

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Martin Landau won an Oscar and Laurence Fishburne was nominated for an Oscar, both for playing real people. Landau played actor Bela Lugosi in "Ed Wood" (1994), while Fishburne played singer Ike Turner in "What's Love Got to Do with It" (1993). See more »

Quotes

Rabbi Albert Lewis: Did God make trees?
Mitch: Yeah.
Rabbi Albert Lewis: Why trees? Why not a tree? I mean, he's God. What he makes is perfect. So, why not one perfect tree for the whole earth? Instead, he gave us the oak, the spruce, the elm, the redwood.
Mitch: Right.
Rabbi Albert Lewis: So, maybe faith is the same. Many trees, the branches all going to Him.
Mitch: Have you looked at the world lately? The trees are all attacking each other.
Rabbi Albert Lewis: That's not faith, that's hate.
Mitch: Engaged in the name of a religion.
Rabbi Albert Lewis: And wrongly! Thou shall not kill. Honor thy neighbor. If I mean these ...
[...]
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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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Not Exactly a Christmas Movie
13 March 2017 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

BEWARE OF BOGUS REVIEWS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW. WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE PRODUCTION. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THAT PRODUCTION. NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 200 Christmas MOVIES. I HAVE NO AGENDA. I AM FARE ABOUT THESE FILMS.

In this film Mitch Albom has a pretty great life. Then two men come into his life, and he realizes something's missing. Albom witnesses first-hand how these two very different men not only live life, but celebrate it. They believe there's divine spark in all of us - and that a single person can make a big difference in others' lives, as long as they have a little faith.

This film seems to play at Christmas time on the Hallmark Channel. Now I find that funny because you never see "CHristmas Decor" anywhere. The film ends around Christmas time but you never see a tree.

Now what I loved the most about this film was the message that "You are not your Past". People "Can Change".

There is a scene in the film where Laurence Fishburne character is preaching and it brought me to tears. It was very moving and hits home.

Family safe but children will be bored. The film doesn't have a "Cookie Cutter" premise. Nice change pf pace from typical "Hallmark" film. If you get the chance watch it when its on.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Have a Little Faith (#61.1) See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA

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$11,000,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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