Unlikely Angel

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  • NR
  • 1996
  • 6.3  (1,210)

Unlikely Angel is a heartwarming Christmas movie from 1996 starring the legendary country singer Dolly Parton, along with Roddy McDowall and Brian Kerwin. The movie tells the story of a newly deceased country singer called Ruby Diamond who finds herself sent back to Earth by an angel to help a family in need during the holiday season.

At the beginning of the movie, Ruby is shown performing in a nightclub where she is tragically killed in a car accident on her way back to her hotel. However, instead of going to Heaven or Hell, she is sent back to Earth as an angel-in-training to help a struggling family.

The family in question is the Tremonts, a mother and her two children who have been struggling to come to terms with the loss of the father/husband, who died in a boating accident. The family is facing financial difficulties and the mother is struggling to find the energy to celebrate Christmas with her children due to her grief.

Ruby is tasked with helping the family rediscover the Christmas spirit and to find their way back to a happy and fulfilled life. She does this by using her musical talent to bring joy to the house, performing songs in the living room, and teaching the kids how to sing and play instruments.

As Ruby becomes more involved in the family's lives, she starts to realize that the father who passed away was actually someone she had met and fallen in love with years ago. She begins to see that her mission isn't just about helping the family but about helping herself as well.

Throughout the movie, there are several heartwarming scenes that are sure to bring a tear to your eye. One of the most touching moments is when Ruby takes the kids out to a Christmas tree farm and helps them pick out the perfect tree. She then leads them in a beautiful rendition of "Silent Night" as they decorate the tree together.

Another memorable moment comes during a Christmas Eve church service where Ruby is moved to tears as she sings "O Holy Night" in front of the congregation. Her powerful voice and emotional performance leave everyone in the church feeling uplifted and full of the Christmas spirit.

Overall, Unlikely Angel is a charming and heartwarming holiday movie that will undoubtedly put a smile on your face. Dolly Parton delivers a wonderful performance as the lovable Ruby, and the rest of the cast does a great job as well. The movie is filled with great music, touching moments, and ultimately teaches us the true meaning of Christmas – love, faith, and family.

Unlikely Angel is a 1996 tv movie. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

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    6.3  (1,210)