Home by Christmas

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"Julia Bedford is not having a great year."
  • NR
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 6.3  (927)

Home by Christmas is a heartwarming, emotional drama that will leave its viewers feeling inspired and hopeful. The movie is directed by Gail Harvey and stars Linda Hamilton as Julie Bedford, a successful, independent woman who has everything going for her except for a happy, loving family. The story is set in 1990 during the Gulf War when the US is deploying its troops overseas. Julie, who owns and runs a successful advertising agency, is used to working long hours, but when her boss informs her that she has to lead a high-profile account that will require her to be stationed overseas for the duration of the war, Julie is torn between her professional responsibilities and her family.

Julie's husband, Gary (Rob Stewart), a former football player turned coach, is also busy with his team's season, leaving him little time to spend with his wife. Their daughter, Sydney (Britt McKillip), is a rebellious teenager who resents her mother's absence and is acting out while her mom is away.

Faced with the prospect of spending Christmas alone, Julie becomes increasingly anxious and isolated, missing her family and worried about their safety. That's why she decides to take matters into her own hands and surprises her family by coming back home for Christmas, hoping to reconcile with them and make things right.

But coming back home isn't easy for Julie, as she discovers that the family dynamics have changed in her absence, and her family members are strangers to her. Her husband has become distant and uncommunicative, her daughter is hostile and distant, and her mother (Brenda Crichlow) has remarried and moved on.

As Julie tries to reconnect with her family, she realizes that she has to confront some difficult truths about herself and her relationships. She has to learn to let go of her expectations and accept her family for who they are, not who she wants them to be. Facing the challenges of rebuilding her relationships and rediscovering herself, Julie must find a way to heal her past wounds and rediscover the meaning of love and family.

Throughout the movie, Home by Christmas offers a deeply emotional and honest portrayal of family relationships, capturing the joys and sorrows of real-life struggles. The movie is a tribute to the courage and resilience of women who face overwhelming obstacles and overcome them with determination and grace.

Linda Hamilton delivers a powerful performance as Julie, bringing depth and sensitivity to her portrayal of a woman struggling to balance her career and her family. Rob Stewart is excellent as Gary, a man who is trying to be supportive while coping with his own demons. And Brenda Crichlow gives a poignant portrayal of a woman who has had to make difficult choices in her life and still manage to find happiness.

Overall, Home by Christmas is a touching, heartwarming movie that will resonate with anyone who has experienced the challenges of family relationships. The movie's message of forgiveness, love, and the importance of home is timeless and relevant, making it a must-see for anyone looking for a good family drama.

Home by Christmas is a 2006 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

Home by Christmas
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    1 hr 29 min
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    6.3  (927)