Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)

Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)





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Adapted from the story by Ann Howard Creel, this Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation is set in rural Colorado in 1944. After she becomes pregnant by a departing soldier, Livy Dune, the wealthy, pampered daughter of a Denver minister (Daryl Shuttleworth), is forced to forever abandon her hopes of becoming an archeologist. To shield her from further scandal, Livy's father ships her off to a remote farm and arranges her marriage with shy farmer Ray Singleton (Skeet Ulrich), who is struggling to live up to his proscribed responsibilities to the wartime government. Clearly depressed by the situation, Livy does as well as she can to be polite and civil to her husband and his sister Martha (Mare Winningham), but it is clear that she'd rather be dead than married to a man she doesn't even know. For Ray's part, he is unfailingly generous and supplicative, but the realization that Livy doesn't want him makes him feel more inadequate than ever. With almost painful slowness, the two lost souls finally come to love and cherish one another, while each one also learns to forgive themselves for their own imagined shortcomings. A subplot involves the couple's relationship with a brace of well-educated Japanese girls living in a local internment camp. The Magic of Ordinary Days made its CBS debut on January 30, 2005.
Drama , Television , Romance
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Keri Russell
as Livy Dunne
Skeet Ulrich
as Ray Singleton
Tania Gunadi
as Florence
Ken Pogue
as Rev. Case
Eric Winter
as Walter
Daryl Shuttleworth
as Rev. Dunne
Brayden Bullen
as Hank Jr.
Sam Dyer
as Chester
Mary Black
as Marion Case
Jackie Robbins
as Mrs. Pratt
Joyce Robbins
as Mrs. Parker
Karl Roth
as Slim
Andy Maton
as Dr. McCutcheon
Roger Haskett
as Telephone Man
Kira Bradley
as Librarian
Tom Carey
as Shop Keeper
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a sweet WWII tale of a marriage of necessity turned into courtship and eventually love. it shows the huge culture shock faced by the educated city girl as she moves into a rural farm. russell and ulrich turn in solid performances.

Aaron Chuah
Aaron Chuah

Sometimes even the mistakes we make can lead us to a better life than we couldn't ever imagine.....!!!

Eliza Norton
Eliza Norton

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Wonderful movie.

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ashley hayes-beaty

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