Angel in the Family

  • Georg Stanford Brown (2004)
  • US
  • 88 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

All the family clich├ęs are included in this manipulative festive tale in which warring sisters Tracey Needham and Natasha Gregson Wagner are forced to reunite by their sick, widowed father's wish for a traditional Christmas at home. So far so routine... until a miracle delivers an unexpected visitor who sends the film's sentimentality levels shooting off the scale. It's a horribly contrived way to get to the predictable "everything's OK" ending, and unsurprisingly the mix of drama and supernatural fantasy really doesn't gel. The plot holes pile up as quickly as the life lessons, prompting director Georg Stanford Brown to launch a distracting final strike of emotion that will either touch your heart or turn your stomach.

Plot Summary

Seasonal drama starring Meredith Baxter and Ronny Cox. When their widowed father Buddy suffers a stroke, warring sisters Sarah and Beth Bishop are reunited by his request for the family to spend Christmas at home. Remembering how wonderful the holidays were when her mother, Lorraine, was alive, Sarah makes a wish that they could all be together again.

Cast and crew

Cast

Lorraine
Meredith Baxter
Buddy
Ronny Cox
Sarah
Tracey Needham
Beth
Natasha Gregson Wagner
David
David Chisum
Mrs Tomkins
Tess Harper
Joe
Tommy Hinkley
Young boy
Dominic Scott Kay
Alex
John Pyper-Ferguson
Keith
Alex Scarlis

Crew

Director
Georg Stanford Brown

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Categories
Drama

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