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      An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving

      TV-PG 2008 1h 28m Holiday Drama List
      Reviews 52% Audience Score 100+ Ratings In the 1800s, a wealthy woman tries to reconnect with her estranged, widowed daughter and four grandchildren. Read More Read Less

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      randy h Amazing. So unHallmark and yet so Hallmark. Incredible movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member An old fashioned Thanksgiving and An old fashioned Christmas..ran away with my herat..we need an old fashioned New Years or an Old Fadhioned wedding..Please continue this marvelous script. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member the movie isn't that exciting.. but Tatiana Maslany... can't keep my eyes off her. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Just in time for Thanksgiving, here comes a discovery. A Hallmark film from 2008 based on a short story by classic writer Louisa May Alcott (Little Women). Of course, slow paced drama but the sets are terrific in a wintery area of the country. Essentially this film is about making up, getting over old feelings. It's about thanks giving. A morality tale. An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving is a television film based on a short story by Louisa May Alcott. Filmed on location in Canada, the film premiered on Hallmark Channel on November 22, 2008. It is followed by the sequel, An Old Fashioned Christmas which aired on December 11, 2010. SEE the official trailer here: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/3236414/an_old_fashioned_thanksgiving_movie_trailer/ "Widow Mary Bassett (Helene Joy) and her 3 children have hit difficult times on their farm; it is especially apparent when they cannot even afford a turkey for their Thanksgiving dinner. Oldest daughter Tilly (Tatiana Maslany) writes to Mary's wealthy and estranged mother Isabella (Jacqueline Bisset), exaggerating their situation in a lengthy letter. Isabella comes to the farm to offer her help and finds a kindred spirit in Tilly. However, Mary resents her mother's attempts to help them out of their financial difficulties."--wikipedia REVIEWS by us: 60% This film was another movie based on a short story. This peculiar film was based on Louisa May Alcott's story. Although, the filmmakers used the book ... 40% Predictably sappy, very obviously a made for television film. It seems more like a Thanksgiving episode of a tv series. The acting is below par,... NOTES: 1 The film did very well for Hallmark Channel when it premiered. This made the film the fifth-highest-rated original movie in the network's history to its date, and its fourth-most-watched original movie among households. It is also the network's most watched and highest-rated November original movie ever. 2 Critics' reviews, however, were mixed. Star magazine called the film "stuffy,", while the TV Examiner claimed "Hallmark Channel has cranked a sweet, ultimately uplifting old school holiday film" and called it an "old style of made-for-TV film." Jacqueline Bisset as Isabella Helene Joy as Mary Bassett Tatiana Maslany as Mathilda "Tilly" Bassett Kristopher Turner as Gad Hopkins Gage Munroe as Solomon Bassett Directed by Graeme Campbell Produced by Michael Prupas Steve Solomos Written by Shelley Evans Louisa May Alcott (short story) Music by James Gelfand Cinematography Mitchell Ness Editing by Jean Beaudoin Country United States Language English Original channel Hallmark Channel Release date November 22, 2008 Running time 90 minutes [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/0b/OFTgivingCast.jpg/220px-OFTgivingCast.jpg[/img] Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member This film was another movie based on a short story. This peculiar film was based on Louisa May Alcott's story. Although, the filmmakers used the book it of course isn't the book. If you watch the film hoping for the book brought to life, you will sorely be disappointed. Besides that, I did enjoy the stifling old-fashioned storyline with its famous Hallmark feel good sentiment. www.what-to-watch.com Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member ooo. don't we all wish we had a tall dark haired well educated traveled man!! and wish we got to wear such stunning looking dresses! I love louisa may alcott! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis In the 1800s, a wealthy woman tries to reconnect with her estranged, widowed daughter and four grandchildren.
      Director
      Graeme Campbell
      Producer
      Jesse Prupas, Steve Solomos
      Screenwriter
      Shelley Evans
      Production Co
      Muse Entertainment Enterprises, WildRice Productions, Automatic Pictures
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Holiday, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 16, 2012
      Runtime
      1h 28m
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