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The Nine Lives of Christmas (2014)

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After a stray cat adopts Zachary, he meets Marilee and realizes the single life is not as fulfilling as he thought it was.

Director:

Mark Jean

Writers:

Sheila Roberts (based on the book by), Nancey Silvers
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Credited cast:
Brandon Routh ... Zachary Stone
Kimberley Sustad ... Marilee White (as Kimberly Sustad)
Stephanie Bennett ... Jaclyn
Chelsea Hobbs ... Blair
Sean Tyson ... Ray
Dalias Blake ... Mark
Gregory Harrison ... Chief Sam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tonya Lee Albers Tonya Lee Albers ... Melissa
Alison Araya ... Lucy
Stephen Dimopoulos ... Manny
Carey Feehan ... Kyle
Nicole Fraissinet ... Anna
Jennifer Cheon Garcia ... Sarah (as Jen Cheon)
Keith Martin Gordey Keith Martin Gordey ... Mr. Bosley
Kayvon Kelly ... Ellio
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After a stray cat adopts Zachary, he meets Marilee and realizes the single life is not as fulfilling as he thought it was.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Trivia

In this movie, Kimberley Sustad played Stephanie Bennett's sister. In Signed, Sealed, Delivered (2014) episode eight, "Dark of Night", Kimberley Sustad played Stephanie Bennett's mother. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie it is suggested that mountain lions mate for life, which is not true. See more »

Quotes

Zachary Stone: [in a mock serious tone] I'm not at all what I seem.
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Connections

References The Blair Witch Project (1999) See more »

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Ding Dong Merrily on High
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Music by Thoinot Arbeau and lyrics by George Ratcliffe Woodward
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Fun romcom with likable stars
16 November 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Charming and fun Hallmark romcom about a handsome fireman (Brandon Routh) who takes in a stray cat, which leads him to meeting a veterinary student (Kimberly Sustad). Despite some obstacles, such as his witchy model girlfriend, the two become fast friends and eventually roommates. Will they become more? No, actually, they will not...because this is the only Hallmark movie ever made where the guy and the girl don't get together in the end.

I'm kidding, obviously. We all know where this will end up but, as they say, "it's the journey not the destination." The two leads are both extremely likable and attractive. Like everyone else, I'm familiar with Brandon Routh from Superman Returns and a few other movies and television shows. So I knew what to expect from him. Kimberly Sustad, however, I wasn't sure about. I could have sworn I'd seen her in something before. She looks vaguely familiar and her style of acting also seemed to ring some bells. However, I looked at her IMDb filmography and drew nothing but blanks. So I guess she just has one of those faces. Anyway, she's a treat to watch and easy to root for. She also has very nice chemistry with Routh. Can I just say how happy I was to see a male character in one of these things who wasn't rich and didn't have an MBA? The guy's ridiculously good-looking, brave, and dates models so, no, he's not Joe Everyman. But Hallmark has this annoying habit of writing the men in their romcoms to either be from a wealthy family or have some kind of business degree that lets us know he could be wealthy if he wanted to be. It's nice to see them stepping away from that irritating trope this time around. Anyway, it's a fun, lighthearted romantic comedy with a little bit of Christmas flavor. If you enjoy Hallmark movies then you'll probably like this one.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nine Lives of Christmas See more »

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16:9 HD
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