The Christmas Clause

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  • NR
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • 4.7  (593)

The Christmas Clause is a heartwarming holiday movie from 2008 that stars Lea Thompson, Andrew Airlie, and Rachel Hayward. The movie tells the story of Sophie Kelly (Lea Thompson), a successful businesswoman who is focused on her career and doesn't have much time for anything else. She's always put her work first, even when it meant missing out on important moments in her personal life. But this year, something is different - just a few days before Christmas, Sophie receives a magical Christmas card that seems to grant her every wish.

The Christmas Clause begins with Sophie, a divorce lawyer, who is getting ready to close a big deal with a client when she receives a Christmas card from her mother, who lives in Canada. The card is filled with holiday cheer and tells Sophie to "make a wish." At first, Sophie doesn't think much of the card, but as she starts making her way home, she notices that her every wish is coming true. She gets a cab, her car starts working again, and she even gets the perfect parking spot in front of her apartment building.

Sophie doesn't understand what's going on, but she's excited to see where this magical card will take her. She starts making bigger and bigger wishes, and the card keeps delivering. She wishes for a romantic dinner date with her ex-husband, Sam (Andrew Airlie), whom she still has feelings for, and it happens. And when she wishes for the chance to make things right with her younger sister, she's given a second chance to repair their relationship.

But as the holiday season approaches, Sophie realizes that she's been neglecting her work and that her job could be in jeopardy if she doesn't step up. With her newfound confidence and optimism, she takes on a challenging case and begins fighting for her client. But as she dives deeper into the case, she realizes that this may be her toughest challenge yet. And with Christmas just around the corner, Sophie must decide where her priorities lie - with her career or with her family.

Throughout The Christmas Clause, we see Sophie grow and change as she navigates the ups and downs of the holiday season. Lea Thompson's performance is both captivating and relatable, as she portrays a woman who is struggling to balance her work and personal life. Andrew Airlie and Rachel Hayward also deliver strong performances as Sophie's ex-husband and younger sister, respectively, adding depth and emotion to the story.

The movie is set against a backdrop of holiday cheer, with scenes of Christmas lights, carolers, and family gatherings. The music, which is a mix of classic holiday tunes and original songs, adds to the festive atmosphere. And while the movie has its serious moments, there are plenty of lighthearted moments that will make you laugh and smile.

Overall, The Christmas Clause is a heartwarming holiday movie that will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired. It's a story about the power of family, love, and the magic of the holiday season. If you're looking for a feel-good movie to get you in the holiday spirit, then The Christmas Clause is definitely worth a watch.

The Christmas Clause is a 2008 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 24 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.7.

The Christmas Clause
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    4.7  (593)