A Grandpa for Christmas (2007)





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A retired showman and twenty-five year divorcee connects with the granddaughter he never knew in this warmhearted holiday film starring Earnest Borgnine, Katherine Helmond, Tracy Nelson, and Jamie Farr. Ever since his divorce twenty-five years ago, eighty year old bachelor Bert O'Riley (Borgnine) has grown rather accustomed to living by himself. When his estranged daughter Marie (Nelson) is hospitalized following a serious car crash, however, Bert readily agrees to take in her nine year old daughter Becca (Juliette Goglia). Trouble is, Bert's social skills aren't so sharp after living alone for over two decades, and Marie hasn't exactly given Becca the best impression of her estranged grandfather either. At first the air between Bert and his precocious new roommate is downright icy, though things gradually warm to a thaw after Becca announces that she'd like to perform in her school's upcoming Christmas pageant. Later, after recruiting fellow showbiz retirees Roxie (Helmond), Adam (Farr), and Karl (Richard Libertin) to give Becca a few helpful pointers, Bert is called on to take over the show. Perhaps by working together, Bert and Becca can finally bridge the gap that has divided their family for so many years.
Comedy , Drama , Kids & Family , Television
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Ernest Borgnine
as Bert O'Riley
Juliette Goglia
as Becca O'Riley
Katherine Helmond
as Roxie Famosa
Richard Libertini
as Karl Sugarman
Tracy Nelson
as Marie O'Riley
Jamie Farr
as Adam Johnson
Quinn K. Redeker
as Jack Fast
Justine Dorsey
as Ashley Gee
Timilee Romolini
as Christine Rogers
Tom Virtue
as George Rogers
K.T. Thangavelu
as Dr. Burney
Gwen McGee
as Kathryn Waters
Kelsey Lewis
as Heather Rogers
Ruth Silveira
as Ruth Ortiz
Alaina Talebreza
as Mrs. Casterline
Jason Lombard
as David Lee
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Audience Reviews for A Grandpa for Christmas

By its title, storyline and brand, you'd be expecting it to be a heartwarming tale. It was indeed heartwarming, as well nicely-performed, and it's a fun, enjoyable time for families. (A-) (Full review coming soon)

Kyle Mobray
Kyle Mobray

A Hallmark original movie, so you know it is going to be slathered in about 20 feet of sentimentality. This one does not "disappoint." That said, Ernest Borgnine is awesome as the grandfather trying to win his granddaugher's affection. I also think he is playing younger than he really is (he is 90, while his character is probably about 70), which I find amusing. The movie is moderatly entertaining in itself, but only watch this to see Borgnine.

Matt Kendrick
Matt Kendrick

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