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, Rovi

Rating: PG (for language, some suggestive content and smoking)
Genre: Drama, Television, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Ken Lazebnik
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On DVD: Nov 11, 2008
LionsGate Entertainment


as Maryanne Kinkade

as Thomas Kinkade

as Glen Wessler

as Ernie Trevor

as Deuce Johnson

as Bill Kinkade

as Big Jim

as Mr. Rosa

as Pat Kinkade

as Nanette
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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


.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

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A cheap Christmas melodrama that is rarely genuinely touching, it has some nice performances but little else to offer besides Padalecki's striking good looks.

Carlos Magalh„es

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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