Thursday, April 7, 2011

Norman Rockwell's Shuffleton Barbershop - Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie

MOVIE REVIEW

Norman Rockwell's Shuffleton Barbershop

Network: Hallmark Movie Channel

Original Air Date: June 1, 2013







CAST:

Danny Glover ... Charlie Shuffleton
Austin Stowell ... Trey Cole
Kayla Ewell ... Norma
Brett Rice ... General Wes Cameron
Dash Pledger-Levine ... Young Trey Cole
Carol Watts ... Katherine






PLOT:

Inspired by one of 20th century painter Norman Rockwell’s iconic images depicting American life, the story follows a famous musician Trey Cole (Austin Stowell) who returns to his hometown after abandoning it many years ago, eager to reconnect with the barber, Charlie Shuffleton (Danny Glover) who took him under his wing as a young boy (Dash Pledger-Levine). Realizing he is too late, he must learn to make amends with his sister-in-law Norma (Kayla Ewell) and his estranged dad (Brett Rice), while paying tribute to the man who taught him the importance of coming home.

Norman Rockwell's Shuffleton Barbershop is a film that begins on the famous Normal Rockwell Saturday Evening Post cover of April 29, 1950. The scene fades in from that image to three men holding instruments in a small-town barbershop as painted by the great Norman Rockwell. Young musician Trey Cole returns to his hometown and the barbershop where he got his first haircut. Amid the small town pageantry of the Christmas season, Trey finds ways to mend old fences and will discover the power of forgiveness.


More details from the Hallmark Channel:

When Rockwell’s painting fades into the world of Charlie Shuffleton’s (Glover) barbershop, this classic piece of Americana becomes the center of a small town in Georgia where friends gather, gossip flows, and age-old memories are kept. Peering in the window, famous country singer Trey Cole (Stowell) is finally returning home after cruelly abandoning the town many years ago and never looking back, even when his brother died serving in the military. Now, realizing he’s lost himself along the way, Trey remembers getting his first haircut in the cracked brown leather chair in Charlie’s shop, and hopes to find guidance from the man who was a father to him when his own dad, General Wes Cameron (Brett Rice, “Magic City”), was coldly absent during his childhood.

However, as Trey enters the shop and sees Charlie’s old friends playing a trio of instruments in the back room, he is surprised when Charlie isn’t there and is saddened to hear of his death just a few months prior. With childhood memories flooding his mind about Charlie’s constant and loving influence on him as a young boy, Trey knows he must face his own father and the family he hardly knows to honor Charlie’s memory and make things right.






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6 comments:

  1. This story that you have depicted here is

    Inspired by one of Norman Rockwell's iconic paintings, Charlie Shuffleton's barbershop is where music is played, gossip is shared and friendships are formed. When Charlie dies, Trey, a well-known country singer, returns home to pay homage to the man who taught him so much. He must face his ghosts, including his father, "the General" and their lack of a relationship.

    This film sounds like the idea of someone else, I have heard about a film like this and it was using some of the same ideas, someone got ripped off on this one.

    Figures, your dealing with art, nothing worse then an art thief.

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    1. Ideas are not copy righted. That is why you see so many depictions of "A Christmas Carol" and such. If that person didn't put the idea into production, then that person cannot call "FOUL" and you can't either. I believe that the fact that you are here as an anonymous person who is being a negative ninny is just as bad.

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  2. I think this film contains elements that seem to be very similar to the same story lines in "Mooney" A Tribute To Norman Rockwell, a film project under development since 2010.

    The description you have posted since 2011 that has recently been removed, is still cashed with Google, and it clearly shows elements of a ghost as the description states below.

    Inspired by one of Norman Rockwell's iconic paintings, Charlie Shuffleton's barbershop is where music is played, gossip is shared and friendships are formed. When Charlie dies, Trey, a well-known country singer, returns home to pay homage to the man who taught him so much. He must face his ghosts, including his father, "the General" and their lack of a relationship.

    Norman Rockwell's Shuffleton's Barbershop may end up in court on this one.

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    1. Again, as you posted anonymously, (even if you are a different person) I believe that you are just trying to start problems. Is there an out and out case of plagarism? Is it the exact story? If not, then it probably won't end up in court. Look at all the different takes on "A Christmas Carol"!

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  3. Not a fan of Danny Glover and his political views of our country. Concept of the movie sounds interesting, but my family will not be watching. I'm not sure how Norman Rockwell would have like such a man being protrayed to showcase one his iconic paintings.

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    1. I would imagine that Norman would applaud the ability of one's Constitutional Rights. You have a right not to watch the show and you have a right to your opinion. The same as everyone else. Too bad, you won't post your name. Again, I believe that your are just trying to start an argument. I happen to be a conservative but I also believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and they are allowed to voice it. My husband and my three sons are fighting to ensure that right for everyone....even with their opinions don't mesh with ours.

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