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An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving
Actors: Jacqueline Bissett, Helena Joy
Director: Graeme Campbell
Genres: Drama, Special Interests, Television
NR     2009     1hr 30min

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Actors: Jacqueline Bissett, Helena Joy
Director: Graeme Campbell
Creator: Jean Beaudoin
Genres: Drama, Special Interests, Television
Sub-Genres: Religion, Religion & Spirituality, Drama, Made-for-TV Movies
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 10/13/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
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Movie Reviews

Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving is great holiday movie!
S. McClellan | Alabama | 08/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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!"
Good Holiday Film
Straight Arrow | 08/08/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"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."
A good Thanksgiving movie - not many around
Don't tread on me | North Carolina, USA | 08/11/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"There are not many Thanksgiving movies around, so this is a good one to add to your holiday collection. The pace of the story is a bit slow, but it does not detract from the film. It has a good message to it - especially for the Thanksgiving holiday. Jacquline Bissett is very good in this movie. The young lady who plays the main character (I don't know her name) is a very likeable character as she tries to heal the rift in her family.

Thanksgiving seems to get lost between Halloween and Christmas, so it will be nice to have this on DVD to help keep the holiday important to my family.

If the price of this DVD stays at $23.00 upon release, it is a bit pricey (which is why I gave it four stars). If it is priced lower, consider this a five star review.
A Heartwarming Holiday Film
J. Olsen | UT, United States | 10/24/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"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."