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Heaven Sent (2016)

TV-PG | | Drama, Family | TV Movie 3 December 2016
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Echoing in the deepest depths of space, a humble prayer ascends: One from Maire Taylor, a smart, beautiful businesswoman who asks that her husband find the strength and wisdom to let go of ... See full summary »

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Michael Landon Jr.

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Rick Ramage
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Christian Kane ... Billy
Marley Shelton ... Maire
Ryan McPartlin ... Sean
Mallory James Mahoney ... Taylor
Ernie Hudson ... Donatello
Andi Davis Andi Davis ... Maddie
Hannah Marie Hines ... Stacy
Chris Grundy Chris Grundy ... Officer Evans
Shauna Earp Shauna Earp ... Pamela Burke
Stephen Fuller Austin ... George (as Stephen F. Austin)
Reid Fenlaw ... Young Male Lover
Kris Ann Russell ... Mrs. Reed (as Kris Russell)
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Echoing in the deepest depths of space, a humble prayer ascends: One from Maire Taylor, a smart, beautiful businesswoman who asks that her husband find the strength and wisdom to let go of their 9 year old marriage ... While a second prayer simultaneously comes from Billy Taylor, a hopelessly romantic artist who asks that his wife receive the strength and wisdom to hold on. From these humble pleas, comes an answer in the form of a little miracle (an 8 year old runaway from heaven) who takes it upon herself to rekindle the once intimate friendship and romance that has slowly, but surely slipped away from Billy and Maire due to a heart-wrenching loss. Using all of her skill and charm (as well as some well-intentioned mischief!) our little 8 year old runaway comically sets out to heal their broken hearts and save their marriage by helping them get back to the basics of love.

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Drama | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmastime See more »

Filming Locations:

Denver, Colorado, USA See more »

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Cantinas Entertainment See more »
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Original name was "Christmastime" See more »

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When Billy is getting ready to shave, the pattern of the shaving cream on his face is different when Taylor is putting the cream on his face than when his face is shown in the mirror. See more »

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Frosty the Snowman
Written by Steve Nelson (as Steven Nelson) and Jack Rollins
Performed by Miranda Dodson
Courtesy of Warner / Chappell and Co, Inc (ASCAP)
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Very interesting film
1 January 2019 | by Jackbv123See all my reviews

One reason I say it's interesting is because there are strong Judeo/Christian undertones to this movie, yet I saw it on Lifetime. The theology is a little mixed - both unorthodox and orthodox. The message is related to family values which mostly transcend any specific religion..

I was distracted while watching it and when the ending came, I had to go back and re-watch parts of it to appreciate what happened. So I can't really judge if the movie was predictable, but I tend to think not, at least not the twist at the end. There are some subtle things that occur on screen quickly, especially in the last half, so don't do what I did. To get the full impact, pay attention with both eyes and ears.

I love Christian Kane, but I wanted Billy to be more tender towards Maire. But then she hardly encourages him. Even so, I enjoyed Marley Shelton, who is new to me. I assume that Mallory James Mahoney, the actress, is close to the age she appears. She does an excellent job with the part and more so if she is that young. Taylor is truly the center of the movie and she pulls all the relationships together.

Several reviewers say the movie is formulaic. In the sense of having a small child pull at the heartstrings, I agree, but in other ways I do not. While there are some of the overused tropes like building a snowman, decorating, and the competing rival, it did not feel like a paint by numbers Christmas script. I thought there were several fresh elements to the story, like helping Daddy shave, the scene with the policeman, and the premise of taking care of the little girl causing the separated couple to live together again. There are many funny moments and many tender moments.


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