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The Nine Lives of Christmas (2014)

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

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Mark Jean

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Sheila Roberts (based on the book by), Nancey Silvers
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Cast

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
Jennifer Cheon ... Sarah (as Jen Cheon)
Stephen Dimopoulos ... Manny
Carey Feehan ... Kyle
Nicole Fraissinet Nicole Fraissinet ... Anna
Keith Martin Gordey Keith Martin Gordey ... Mr. Bosley
Kayvon Kelly ... Ellio
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Storyline

After a stray cat adopts Zachary, he meets Marliee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eine samtige Bescherung See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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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

While at the taco stand, all the people in line are wearing heavy winter jackets, hats, and gloves. The lead character is in a skimpy dress without a coat nor is the fireman wearing one. See more »

Quotes

Sarah: [to Marilee, about Zachary] "How many more clues do you need?
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References The Blair Witch Project (1999) See more »

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The 12 Days of Christmas
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Traditional, arranged by Frederic Austin
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A First-Rate Hallmark Romance
26 November 2014 | by lenxz1See all my reviews

This is a typical Hallmark Christmas romance movie, but more captivating than most. Of course, you know how everything will turn out, but the process depends upon how attractive and appealing the main characters are. Both leads in this film, Brandon Routh as fireman Zachary Stone and Kimberly Sustad as veterinary student Marilee White, are A-one. They are both instantly likable (in Miss Sustad's case exceedingly lovable) and romance lovers will immediately be rooting for them and intrigued by how they will get together.

OK, this may be enough, but then throw in the animal characters, and those who are pet owners or who love animals will find the two cats adorable. And the pets are not there just for their attraction, but they play essential roles in the plot. So what we have is indeed a warm and fuzzy (pun intentional) love story that is just fun to sit back and enjoy without expecting anything more than that--it is enough.

My wife and I enjoyed the movie so much that we purchased a copy of the short novel by Sheila Roberts that it is based upon. The plot of the book has some major differences, but the adaptation for the screenplay was very well done and was true to the overall effect of the novel.

I would love to see Kimberly Sustad featured in more Hallmark movies. She is such a talented and endearing actress, with a different kind of beauty all her own--a unique look that is far more interesting than that of the cookie-cutter Miss America types.


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