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A Nutcracker Christmas (2016)

When her niece is cast in The Philadelphia Ballet's production of the Nutcracker, a jaded ex-ballerina is forced to come to terms with the life and love she left behind.

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Michael Lembeck

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Nicole Avril
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Acker ... Lily
Sascha Radetsky ... Mark
Sophia Lucia Sophia Lucia ... Sadie
Catherine Mary Stewart ... Carol
Kenneth Welsh ... Dimitri
Katherine Barrell ... Beth
Siobhan Murphy ... Jen
Shauna MacDonald ... Sharon
Raven Dauda ... Grace
Geri Hall ... Karen
Tina Pereira Tina Pereira ... Juliette
Brett van Sickle Brett van Sickle ... Darren
Sara Mitich ... Jade
Deborah Grover ... Ms. Hill
Shane Daly Shane Daly ... Martin (Dad)
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When her niece is cast in The Philadelphia Ballet's production of the Nutcracker, a jaded ex-ballerina is forced to come to terms with the life and love she left behind.

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Amy Acker studied ballet until knee surgery at 12 years old (to deal with the after effects of a brown recluse spider bite gotten when she was 6 years old), ended her dancing career. See more »

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Excellemt Story and Production Values
19 December 2016 | by Dark_Lord_MarkSee all my reviews

What can be said is Hallmark produces quality movies. I am new to the Hallmark Christmas movies and holidays in general, but most are very good.

This movie is no exception and I dare say exceptional. It's about love; love of dance and specifically ballet. The story revolves around two people who are torn by a tragedy and lose themselves, lose hope and lose each other. Through events, they meet 8 years later but can they come together and succeed where they once failed? Is a second chance at ballet, a second chance at love possible, and will they take that chance again? We know this is a Christmas movie, but it is excellent and well acted. It has dance scenes and well choreographed moves, at least to the untrained eye. I must give this movie a 10 out of 10. The characters are well played and the story in engaging. MUST SEE and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!


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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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The Nutcracker See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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16:9 HD
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