All I Want for Christmas

All I Want for Christmas

Harvey Frost (2007)

103min
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Review

Our Score
You only need catch the opening few minutes of this seasonal schmaltz-fest to guess the ultimate outcome. An unsophisticated though innocuous advocate for true love, friendship and family, it sees widow Gail O'Grady unwittingly thrown into the media spotlight when her ten-year-old son secretly requests a new husband for her by means of a nationwide Christmas wish competition. Naturally, there are lessons to be learnt all round, hammered home with a shameless lack of subtlety and very little realism. But as contrived and simplistic as proceedings are, they possess a crude emotional appeal thanks largely to O'Grady's warm and unaffected performance.

Summary

A 10-year-old boy enters an essay-writing competition, pleading for a new husband for his mother. When their story becomes a national sensation, she is inundated with marriage proposals - and is torn over whether to accept an offer from a wealthy man she does not love. Romantic drama, starring Gail O'Grady, Jimmy `Jax' Pinchak and Robert Mailhouse.

Cast & Crew

Sarah Armstrong Gail O'Grady
Ben Grant Robert Mailhouse
Jessie Armstrong Jimmy "Jax" Pinchak
Roger Nelson Greg Germann
Amber Amanda Foreman
Director Harvey Frost
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Other Information

Language: English Colour

Drama

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