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I'll Be Home for Christmas (2016)

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Jackie Foster (Suvari), is a dynamic Assistant District Attorney and single mom. But when Jackie's estranged dad, Jack (Brolin), a gruff retired police officer, unexpectedly shows up at her door, they will be forced to confront old wounds.

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James Brolin

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Robin Bernheim (as Robin Bernheim Burger)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Brolin ... Jack Foster
Mena Suvari ... Jackie Foster
Giselle Eisenberg ... Gracie Foster
John Reardon ... Mike Kelly
Jacob Blair ... Rand Edwards
Angela Asher ... Suzi Tate
Laura Miyata ... Linda Parker
Dale Whibley ... Luke Tate
Marcia Bennett ... Adele
Sharon Lewis ... Detective Ramirez
Chantal Quesnelle ... Candice Edwards
Chris Gillett ... Blair Edwards
Daniel Kash ... Chief Ed Haller
Leigh Elliott ... Jackie's Assistant
Evalyn Fox Evalyn Fox ... Zoe (as Evalyn Claire Fox)
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Jackie, a dynamic Assistant District Attorney and single mom, is looking forward to wrapping up her latest case and spending Christmas with her adorable and precocious eight-year old daughter. But when Jackie's estranged dad unexpectedly shows up at her door, they will be forced to confront old wounds. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Drama | Family | Romance

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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pair of Jacks See more »

Filming Locations:

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

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The film features two songs performed by Barbra Streisand, who happens to be director and lead actor James Brolin's wife. See more »

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Jingle Bells
Written by James Pierpont (uncredited)
Sung by Barbra Streisand
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Solid Acting, Enjoyable Performance
9 January 2017 | by charcncSee all my reviews

I have watched most of Hallmark Christmas 2016 movies. I also saw many of the older movies as I am relatively new to Hallmark Christmas. I rate this one high, because it was well acted. There was no portion where I wanted to stop watching because the actions (usually the heroine's) were cringe-worthy, painful or too unrealistic.

The plot wasn't incredibly original, but it was well put together. A father reconnecting with his daughter after a number of years, and a heroine with multiple romantic interests. The little girl in the movie was adorable, and Hallmark didn't shy away from divorce this time. Even the dog was a nice touch. Frankly, this was one of the better movies of the season, even if it didn't hit us over the head with Christmas. Even the dislike of the holiday story line was short lived and not dragged out. The scenes with the grandfather and granddaughter were cute.

Overall, I think perhaps this season Hallmark may have produced too many movies this season, because the quality appeared to not be as good as some of the older movies. Still, this one was pleasant.


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