Angel in the Family

Angel in the Family

Georg Stanford Brown (2004)

PG Certificate


Our Score
All the family clichés 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.


A widower reaches out to his estranged daughters after suffering a stroke and asks them to spend Christmas with him. Despite their misgivings, the warring sisters return home to be with him and experience a miracle when their late mother returns to life. Fantasy, starring Meredith Baxter, Tracey Needham, Natasha Gregson Wagner and Ronny Cox.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Georg Stanford Brown
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