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An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving

An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving

  • Genre: Drama.
  • Release Date: 10/13/2009.
  • SubTitles: English.
  • Dubbed: English.
  • Sound: DD5.1.

Inspired by a short story, Isabella Caldwell is a high-society woman in late-1800′s New York. When Isabella’s estranged daughter Mary becomes ill and is too proud to ask her mother for assistance, Mary’s daughter, Tilly, takes it upon herself to contact her grandmother and plead for help. Isabella’s arrival causes an upheaval in many lives, but may also lead to reconciliation within the family.

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  1. 56 of 57 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving is great holiday movie!, August 22, 2009
    By 
    S. McClellan “Lit Major” (Alabama) –
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    This review is from: An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (DVD)

    An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving is one of Hallmark’s better holiday movies. Not as “sweet” and predictable as most Hallmark movies; this one has some “bite” to it, and that makes it believable. All of the actors are excellent, giving their characters depth–even the youngest boy is very, very good. As always, Jacqueline Bisset is a pleasure to watch–she is always so compelling in any of her roles. To be believable as a grandmother is a feat in itself, for she doesn’t seem old enough even now.
    Having never read the Alcott story this is taken from, I have no idea how closely it stays to the short story, but it is a fine movie on its own. I definitely give it 5 stars!

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  2. 38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A Heartwarming Holiday Film, October 23, 2009
    By 
    J. Olsen (UT, United States) –
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    This review is from: An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (DVD)

    This is a great Thanksgiving movie. It reinforces the messages of the holiday–being grateful for what we have, not forgetting those who have helped us along the way, helping those less fortunate even when we don’t have much to share, forgiving those who have wronged us, and being sorry and trying to make reparations for the wrongs we have done.
    The main characters are strong in their performances and even though the ending may not come as a great surprise, there are twists along the way.
    The dominant theme is the seemingly life-long strain between a mother and her adult daughter. Throw in a little romance, a disapproving neighbor, sisterly jealousy, a scandalous past, poverty, scarlet fever, and a rambunctious little boy, all woven around the Thanksgiving season and you have a story that will hold your interest.
    In one scene the young widow accuses her mother of having married her father (who was quite a bit older) for his money and only had a child (herself) so that his older children from a previous marriage could not contest the will. This is said in anger in front of other people and is the only thing I can think of that may bother anyone. There is no foul language, or suggestive material. Overall a good family movie.

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  3. 30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good Holiday Film, August 7, 2009
    By 
    Elle S

    This review is from: An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (DVD)

    This Holiday film is based upon Louisa Mae Alcott’s book of the same title. It is set in New Hampshire shortly post Civil War and follows a young widowed mother’s determination to carry on with the rearing of her three children in spite of the hardships that come about as a result of the loss of their father in the War. Things look pretty bleak nearing the Thanksgiving Holiday and the children, wishing to have a nice Thanksgiving Day dinner for their mom decide, without their mothers knowledge, to turn to their heretofore estranged but wealthy Grandmother for help in making their wish come true. Not to give away the pretty predictable plot or ending, suffice it to say that there are plenty of unexpected surprises for everyone along the way. Not one of Jacqueline Bissett’s better known films but her acting is passable as the young widowed mom.

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