All I Want for Christmas

  • Harvey Frost (2007)
  • US
  • 103 min
All I Want for Christmas
Film Review
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2 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Seasonal romantic drama starring Gail O'Grady as widow Sarah Armstrong, who is thrown into the spotlight when her son wins a national competition with an essay in which he pleads for a new husband for his mum.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Harvey Frost

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Categories
Drama