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An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (2008)





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Based on the beloved story by Little Women author Louisa May Alcott, director Graeme Campbell's holiday-themed family drama tells the tale of a headstrong teenager who seeks to rescue her family from financial ruin by writing to her long lost grandmother, a wealthy New York socialite. Mathilda Bassett is a quick-witted young writer who just lost her father in an untimely tragedy, and now her mother is struggling just to make ends meet. Though she has never met her grandmother Isabella, Mathilda secretly puts pen to paper in a desperate bid to keep her family afloat financially.
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Just in time for Thanksgiving, here comes a discovery. A Hallmark film from 2008 based on a short story by classic writer Louisa May Alcott (Little Women). Of course, slow paced drama but the sets are terrific in a wintery area of the country. Essentially this film is about making up, getting over old feelings. It's about thanks giving. A morality tale. An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving is a television film based on a short story by Louisa May Alcott. Filmed on location in Canada, the film premiered on Hallmark Channel on November 22, 2008. It is followed by the sequel, An Old Fashioned Christmas which aired on December 11, 2010. SEE the official trailer here: "Widow Mary Bassett (Helene Joy) and her 3 children have hit difficult times on their farm; it is especially apparent when they cannot even afford a turkey for their Thanksgiving dinner. Oldest daughter Tilly (Tatiana Maslany) writes to Mary's wealthy and estranged mother Isabella (Jacqueline Bisset), exaggerating their situation in a lengthy letter. Isabella comes to the farm to offer her help and finds a kindred spirit in Tilly. However, Mary resents her mother's attempts to help them out of their financial difficulties."--wikipedia REVIEWS by us: 60% This film was another movie based on a short story. This peculiar film was based on Louisa May Alcott's story. Although, the filmmakers used the book ... 40% Predictably sappy, very obviously a made for television film. It seems more like a Thanksgiving episode of a tv series. The acting is below par,... NOTES: 1 The film did very well for Hallmark Channel when it premiered. This made the film the fifth-highest-rated original movie in the network's history to its date, and its fourth-most-watched original movie among households. It is also the network's most watched and highest-rated November original movie ever. 2 Critics' reviews, however, were mixed. Star magazine called the film "stuffy,", while the TV Examiner claimed "Hallmark Channel has cranked a sweet, ultimately uplifting old school holiday film" and called it an "old style of made-for-TV film." Jacqueline Bisset as Isabella Helene Joy as Mary Bassett Tatiana Maslany as Mathilda "Tilly" Bassett Kristopher Turner as Gad Hopkins Gage Munroe as Solomon Bassett Directed by Graeme Campbell Produced by Michael Prupas Steve Solomos Written by Shelley Evans Louisa May Alcott (short story) Music by James Gelfand Cinematography Mitchell Ness Editing by Jean Beaudoin Country United States Language English Original channel Hallmark Channel Release date November 22, 2008 Running time 90 minutes [img][/img]

monsieur rick
monsieur rick

This film was another movie based on a short story. This peculiar film was based on Louisa May Alcott's story. Although, the filmmakers used the book it of course isn't the book. If you watch the film hoping for the book brought to life, you will sorely be disappointed. Besides that, I did enjoy the stifling old-fashioned storyline with its famous Hallmark feel good sentiment.

Laura Rachel
Laura Rachel

Typical Hallmark movie. Sappy. Emotional. Heartwarming. Well done, with wonderful actors. Nice movie.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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