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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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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

Although no word from the production that this was done on purpose, there are many subtle clues and double-entendre references in this movie that would imply that Zachary really is Superman. Brandon Routh played both roles. 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

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

O Tannenbaum
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Traditional tune, lyrics by Ernst Anschütz
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I Really Like the Cat
9 November 2014 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

He's a hunky fireman -- Brandon Routh, who recently played Superman -- who's going to be the cover on the calendar, with a girlfriend who's a model. Kimberly Sustad's holding down a full-time job in a pet store and studying to be a veterinarian -- she keeps falling asleep in class, only to give the complete answers in her sleep. It's obvious to even the most casual viewer what's going to happen.

However, that's rarely a problem in a romantic comedy. It's always apparent from the beginning that the two leads are going to wind up together. What can be interesting is the way they get there. Here the connection is a ginger tabby that he rescues. Thereafter circumstances keep throwing them together, as do their friends, with all the subtlety of jackhammers -- the leads never notice.

The movie is chock full of extraneous characters who show up for a scene or two to motivate the action and then vanish -- presumably they are fitted in better in the book this is based on. The Christmas aspect of the movie is incidental.

However the leads perform their roles with a great deal of anxious charm, and the cat they got for the ginger tabby is a charming clown. More than good enough.


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