Traumatized by her mother's death, a 6-year-old girl stops talking but is cared for by her three uncles. The story unfolds as all of them find the importance of family.


Allan Arkush


Pnenah Goldstein (teleplay) (as P'Nenah Goldstein), Lisa Kleypas (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Faris ... Mark Nagle
Eloise Mumford ... Maggie Conway
Daniel Eric Gold ... Alex Nagle
Dana Watkins ... Scott Nagle
Catherine Bérubé ... Kate Conway
Alex Paxton-Beesley ... Shelby
Josie Gallina ... Holly Nagle
Vanessa Matsui ... Cara
Rhonda McLean ... Principal Stewart
Adam Baldwin Adam Baldwin ... Stepbrother / Musician
Fiona Forsythe ... Chloe
Jean Yoon ... Ms. Dylan
Cynthia Galant ... Megan
Wade Carroll Wade Carroll ... Running Man
Lori Hallier ... Liz Cooper


Mark Nagle leaves his better job and home in Seattle when his orphaned niece Holly (six), who stopped communicating since her mother's death, isn't allowed to pass to the next grade. He moves back in with his single brothers Alex and Scott, a contractor and a brilliant but jobless biological researcher and tries to impose 'child friendly' house rules while technically their guest. New to the island town is Maggie Conway, who bought a toy shop and needs her sister Kate's support plus interns after firing the experienced manager to try a child-oriented concept. It appeals particularly to Holly, and babysitting her enables a budding romance with handsome Mark, but his local ex may snatch him back. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama | Family


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Did You Know?


Holly is played by twin sisters, Lucy Gallina and Josie Gallina. Co-star Sean Faris referred to them as "Juicy". See more »


While supposedly on Friday Harbor (an island in Washington State), there is an announcement that the ferry is leaving for Bellingham (WA). The ferry from Friday Harbor to the mainland goes to Anacortes, not Bellingham. See more »

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Call Me Oldfashioned....Heartwarming!
7 February 2013 | by asascySee all my reviews

I have read other reviews posted, saying it was sappy with uninteresting characters and I say, NOT! If you are the type of person who attends film festivals and thrives on subtitles, maybe so. If you just need a plain old fashioned heart warming tale, this is it! Needless to say, I purchased it for my collection. I am a hopeless romantic and I love Christmas, so this was a given. I think it is a wonderful story of love lost and love found, of family trials and the enduring spirit of a families ties. I say give it a chance and you will not leave without shedding a tear or bursting out in joyous laughter. I have five brothers, so the brother scenes are a hoot! Break out the popcorn and tissues!

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9 December 2012 (USA) See more »

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