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Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage (2008)





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Inspired by the picturesque paintings of Thomas Kinkade, Christmas Cottage tells the semi-autobiographical tale of how a young boy is propelled to launch a career as an artist after he learns that his mother is in danger of losing the family home. Michael Campus directs a film written by Ken LaZebnik and co-produced by painter Kinkade. Jared Padalecki takes on the lead role, while Peter O'Toole plays his mentor, Glen Weissler. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: PG (for language, some suggestive content and smoking)
Genre: Drama, Television, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Ken Lazebnik
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 11, 2008
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Marcia Gay Harden
as Maryanne Kinkade
Jared Padalecki
as Thomas Kinkade
Peter O'Toole
as Glen Wessler
Chris Elliott
as Ernie Trevor
David Bortolucci
as Deuce Johnson
Richard Burgi
as Bill Kinkade
Richard Moll
as Big Jim
Jay Brazeau
as Mr. Rosa
Aaron Ashmore
as Pat Kinkade
Tegan Moss
as Nanette
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Critic Reviews for Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage

All Critics (2)

The film dips into syrup as it draws to a close, but even that we can forgive for its genuine warm hearted mood

Full Review… | December 4, 2008
Urban Cinefile

It's a little like holiday leftovers--still warm and filling but not as fresh or tasty as the first Christmas Day meal.

Full Review… | November 29, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage


A cheap Christmas melodrama that is rarely genuinely touching, it has nice performances but very little else worth noticing apart from the fact that Jared Padalecki is a strikingly handsome young actor, and that's it.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer


.Film 17 is The Movie Christmas Cottage, which is based on the true story of the artist Thomas Kinkade. Coming home for Christmas Thomas and his Brother find that their Mom is about to lose her home, so they get Jobs in the community. The best acting is done by Peter O'Toole who plays an ageing and dieing artist . His acting is over the top. This is a tear jerker I warn you, cuddle up with your honey and enjoy this one. Has some comical lines and parts. Its worth 4 1/2 stars.

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer


Overly sentimental and over-acted yet surprisingly enjoyable Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage will never be esteemed alongside most holiday classics but does enough to give a chance during the holidays.

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