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An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (2008)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 1 October 2008
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 ... See full summary »

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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. Written by Anonymous

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This is not the first time Tatiana Maslany and Kristopher Turner worked together. They were also on the television series Instant Star (2004) together. Kristopher had a lead role on the show and Tatiana has a recurring role in the final season. See more »

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Mathilda Bassett: Your mother seemed unhappy when I walked in.
Gad Hopkins: That's because she's feeling guilty
Mathilda Bassett: For what?
Gad Hopkins: Not accepting you sooner. It seems we both were rather late to come to our senses.
Mathilda Bassett: You have always had my friendship.
Gad Hopkins: Your friendship is not what I crave.
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A heartfelt holiday movie
27 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie and have tried to see it each year around Thanksgiving if I can manage to catch it. Tatiana Maslany is great in a role she completed well before Orphan Black made her famous. I'm only sorry she didn't perform in the follow up "An Old Fashioned Christmas" as the young woman who took her place in that movie is nowhere near as good.

While I gather from other reviews that this story is far removed from the Louisa May Alcott story on which it is loosely based, I still felt it maintains an affinity with Alcott's writing and that Tillie is a believable Alcott heroine. The love story with Gad and the familial rapprochement that is the focus of the storyline are all quite charming and make one feel the hope of the holidays. Best of all, they actually filmed it somewhere with snow and cold weather, versus the horrible Hollywood tendency to blow some fake snow over green bushes and pretend it's winter. Definitely worth a watching.


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