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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.

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Mark Jean

Writers:

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 ... Anna
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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Here are some of the subtle clues and double-entendres that make Zachary very reminiscent of Superman: . Camera angle makes it appear like he has a cape floating about him when he's scrutinizing the paint on the wall. . When he unzips at the end, as he decidedly walks toward the camera. . He didn't lie. . Mistletoe is his kryptonite. . Certain otherworldly stares as the camera closes in on his eyes. . When he rushes to save Marilee from the shopping cart careening her way. . When Marilee tells him "you're a hero", referring to his being a fireman. . When he says: "I'm not at all what I seem." . When Sarah tells Marilee: "How many more clues do you need?" See more »

Goofs

When the fire engine pulls out of the station in one of the opening scenes, it doesn't have any hose in its bed. 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 »

Soundtracks

We Wish You a Merry Christmas
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by the Christmas Carollers
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Very good Hallmark movie
8 November 2014 | by badlandSee all my reviews

I've done two Hallmark movies and know the basics: one should be able to walk into a room and not feel awkward or uncomfortable. Okay, that's the rule so if you want to go into a Hallmark movie, be warned. This is one ahead of the rest, basically to a really great performance from Kimberly Soustad,whom I've never heard of, but is a cross between a regular good-looking girl to someone you'd want to know.

The story is basically built around cats, so if you like cats, they've done a good job rounding up cats that choose to play their parts. They don't really use the "Nine Lives of Christmas, they could have somehow written that into the story, but regardless, it works quite well.

Simply put, Soustad is going to vet school and needs a place to stay because she's thrown out because of her cat and she meets cool model-like boy who's a fireman and they mutually share the house. There's the stereo-typical bad girl which is a waste of time and a few subplots and not enough of "nine lives", which they could have used more.

The actress really holds the movie together, she's tall, looks a little bit heavy but that's just the camera. Basically she seems to look like the girl next door, but so much more.

Wasn't crazy about the DP however, but again,that's my choice. And the lead guy is too much of the model looking guy. The firehall guys are all good, the bad girl is bad but the whole movie falls on Soustad and she carries it like a pro.

Worth the watch.


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