Monday, April 12, 2010

Call Me Mrs. Miracle - Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie

MOVIE REVIEW


Debbie Macomber's
Call Me Mrs. Miracle

Also Known As: Debbie Macomber's Mrs. Miracle 2

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: November 27, 2010

Note: Doris Roberts returns to star in the sequel to the highly-rated "Debbie Macomber's Mrs. Miracle" which premiered on Hallmark Channel in December of 2009.








CAST:

Doris Roberts ... Mrs. Merkle / Mrs. Miracle
Jewel Staite ... Holly Wilson
Lauren Holly ... Lindy Lowe
Eric Johnson ... Jake Findley
Quinn Lord ... Gabe Larson
Catherine Lough Haggquist ... Clair Flowers
Mary Black ... Betty
Tom Butler ... J.R. Findley
Diana Bang ... Barista
Jocelyne Loewen ... Carol
Patricia Mayen-Salazar ... Gloria
Sean Carey ... Mike Larson
Keith MacKechnie ... Father
Kate Gajdosik ... Jane Binkow






PLOT:

In Call Me Mrs. Miracle, it's Christmas in New York City and Mrs. Merkle (Roberts) is a sassy saleswoman in a family-owned department store that could use a little holiday magic. She gets to work quickly selling the season's expected hot toy, the SuperRobot, for her new boss, Jake, who is micromanaged by his dad, JR.

But before long, she has things under control at the store but is also helping along a romance with Jake and Holly, a beautiful assistant to a fashion designer who's the legal guardian to her nephew, Gabe. Mrs. Miracle still has a lot work ahead of her, but she's planning on a wonderful Christmas for all.

No one celebrates the holidays like Emily Merkle (Roberts) - Mrs. Miracle as she is known by some - who is back to ensure that this Christmas is the most magical and meaningful of all. When Mrs. Miracle appears as a seasonal employee in the toy department at the financially troubled Finley's Department Store, neither the store's owners, nor the customers, have any idea of the saintly events that are about to unfold. None of them can even say who hired Mrs. Merkle or where exactly she came from, but her illustrious and angelic spirit will dispel gloom, drive away misery, and prove that miracles happen every day, especially on Christmas. With Mrs. Miracle in charge of the holidays, toys fly off shelves, Finley's business is saved, and its owners and customers all find renewed faith in the spirit of Christmas. Yes, just when it seemed Christmas might not come at all this year, Finley's favorite employee proves they don't call her Mrs. Miracle for nothing!

Dan Wigutow, Michael M. Scott and Debbie Macomber are the executive producers. It is a Dan Wigutow Productions Film in association with KZ Productions Inc.

Click here for more information on the original movie, Mrs. Miracle.


Doris Roberts and Writer, Debbie Macomber
Image from Hallmark Channel's Facebook Page



Movie Review:

I know the reviews on this movie have been mixed. Those who read the book, didn't seem to enjoy it - as much as those who had not. I keep wondering why - because the movie was so cute. Was there something really great that happened in the book that didn't happen in the movie?

Anyway, I too, didn't read the book and I really enjoyed the movie. Doris Roberts, was such fun and mysterious again as Mrs. Miracle. I loved all the characters.... they had great chemistry!

The storyline was sweet, too...

Holly Wilson, a young aspiring fashion designer, has taken on the responsibility of caring for her nephew Gabe, while her brother is serving in the Military overseas.

Jake Findley, a young business man, has taken on the responsibility of running the toy department of his father's department store during what should be their greatest sales time of the year... Christmas!

In the meantime, Mrs. Miracle has come to work in the toy department of Findleys, bring them all together, and save Christmas!

This is truly a cute movie. I don't want to give any of the story away... but it is beautiful! It's truly touching how special the realtionship between father and son is shown in this movie, as well! Our family loved it!

Jake's father, J.R. has been avoiding Christmas since his wife passed away. This year he finally comes to terms with the past and decides not to run away anymore. He finally gives his son a gift that he and his mother were meant to give him years ago - a toy train. This is a beautiful moment, but where it ends up... is even more touching! Tissues needed!

It's a fun, precious story with a sweet, happy ending the entire family can enjoy together!








See or Skip:

See, family-friendly!


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16 comments:

  1. Would love to see "Scott Elrod" in this movie. He was fantastic in Hallmarks "Uncorked"

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  2. Read the book. Now looking forward to the movie!

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  3. Outstanding movie. Clean and has such meanful story line. I certainly hope ther will be a Mrs. Miracle III. Thanks for making good family movies.

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  4. Loved the movie..and the book, though they were a bit different!

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  5. I loved the book but I was very disappointed in the movie is was a vague reference to the book.

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  6. Love all of Debbie Macombers books and Call Me Mrs. Miracle doesn't disappoint. The movie was good, but not as good as the original Mrs. Miracle movie. They deviated from the plot so much that, at times, it was hard to believe it came from the same book I read. Doris Roberts is always a delight.

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  7. I, too, have read all of Macomber's books and was disappointed at this movie. They deviated away from the plot that I felt like I had read a different book and found it hard to pay attention to the movie. Was more pleased with the first Mrs. Miracle movie.

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  8. I loved the movie. It was funny and the actors were wonderful.

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  9. Read the book and LOVED it. Very, very, very dissapointed in the movie. Why didn't they follow the story line? Will probably never watch it again.

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  10. I absolutely LOVED this movie and thought it was even better than the original "Mrs. Miracle" ...funnier, sweeter and more magical than ever. Doris Roberts is a delight! I would just love to hug this adorable character she has created. I can't wait for it to come out on DVD. I am going to buy it for myself and friends!

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  11. When is it coming out on DVD? I love the show and I really want it on DVD. I have the first one and love that one too. Thanks, Stephanie Northerner

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  12. This movie was great. I dont know what these people are complaining about. Jewel was great as well.

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  13. This movie is awful. The character (Holly) is not a good actress at all. Her voice keeps shaking in all her lines. Horrible.

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    1. Guess everyone likes things differently. I personally really like the actress who portrays Holly. She is not as confident as most leading actresses... she's vulnerable and real... all qualities that make her appealing and attractive to Jake Finley.

      "Call Me Mrs. Miracle" is actually one of my favorite Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies!

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