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A Christmas Memory
A Christmas Memory
Actors: Patty Duke, Piper Laurie, Eric Lloyd
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Television
NR     2007     1hr 31min

When Buddy (Eric Lloyd, The Santa Clause 3) is abandoned by his parents at the age of seven, he is dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older unmarried cousins. Without friends of his own age, Buddy develops...  more »


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Actors: Patty Duke, Piper Laurie, Eric Lloyd
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Family Films, Christmas, Television
Studio: Rhi Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/23/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 31min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 16
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Glorious Re-make of TV Classic
Patty Duke Fan | yardley, pa USA | 09/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It took a lot of guts for Patty Duke to take over this role that won Geraldine Page two Emmys back in the 1960s. Duke does an excellent job in making the viewer care and understand Sook and Buddy's relationship. I believe this movie has been put down because people feel it should have been left alone, but why not have a whole new generation enjoy one of the most-loved Christmas tales ever written? I also prefer not having Capote's voice-over narration in this one. As much as I am a fan of his work, his voice in the original was very obnoxious and I feel distracted from the story.

Besides Duke, Piper Laurie and Eric Lloyd (Buddy) also turn in top-rate performances. I was in shock this received not a single Emmy nomination, especially not for Duke or Laurie. I am very happy to see this one coming out on DVD and plan on ordering several for Christmas gifts this year."
Operaman! | Chicago, IL United States | 09/19/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Patty Duke tried awfully hard to bring Capote's classic character Cousin Suk to life in this newer screen adaptation of his famous short story. As wonderful as Duke is, she cannot erase the memory of Geraldine Page's performance in the 1966 ABC Television production with Mr. Capote narrating. This newer version is about a half-hour longer and introduces a number of additional characters and expands on the story. About the only thing that is missing is the charm and simplicity of Capote's original."
Tops my favorite list
Kristin Andersen | CT, USA | 12/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Capote's Christmas Memory is my favorite Christmas story. I was thrilled to see this movie last year....I loved it. All though I have to confess that Pattie Duke was not the Sook I had imagined, her portrayal was true to the writings of Capote and her relationship with Buddy is very believable. I have read this story every year for the past 8 years during the holiday season. Infact, it is one of my favorite gifts to give. This year I am treating myself to the DVD.
For those of you who love this story, you must read it out loud. Did you know there is a Children's Picture book as well? Fun Fun Fun"