Monday, October 13, 2014

Lifetime Christmas Movie: 'Wally Lamb's Wishin' and Hopin'

MOVIE REVIEW

Wally Lamb's Wishin' and Hopin'

Network: Lifetime

Original Air Date: December 6, 2014



 
 
 

CAST:

Molly Ringwald ... Madame Frechette
Chevy Chase ... Adult Felix
Annabella Sciorra ... Ma
Meat Loaf ... Monsignor Muldoon
Danny Nucci ... Pop
Cheri Oteri ... Sister Dymphna
Conchata Ferrell ... Sister Agrippina
Jesse James ... Chino
Sosie Bacon ... Frances Funicello
Blanche Baker ... Mother Filomena
Quinn McColgan ... Rosalie Twerski
Krysta Rodriguez ... Annette Funicello
Ian Lyons ... Mr. Twerski
Camila Banus ... Simone Funicello
Deborah Puette ... Ms. Twerski
Jacqui Denski ... Sister Gertrude
Wyatt Ralff ... Felix Funicello
Siobhan Cohen ... Zhenya
Jonah Coppolelli ... Boy Scout, Boy in the Audience
Shawn Ervin ... Lonny
Colin Critchley ... Danny
Albert Glowacki ... Franz Duzio
Corey Scott Rutledge ... Floor Director
Abby Rain Heiser ... Audience member
Kevin Shea ... Ranger Andy
Alexis Lariviere ... Margaret / Ave Maria Singer
Brianna Denski ... Jackie Durham
Olivia Skye Pungitore ... Pauline Papelbon







PLOT:

via Lifetime: Based on the New York Times best-selling Christmas novel by Wally Lamb comes the new Christmas classic, starring Molly Ringwald and featuring Chevy Chase as the narrator. Set in the 1960s, "Wishin’ and Hopin’" is the story of 10-year-old Felix Funicello (Wyatt Ralff), who is doing his best to navigate fifth grade at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parochial School. His father (Danny Nucci) runs the local diner, and their family’s claim to fame is their cousin, Annette Funicello (Krysta Rodriguez), the famous teen star and Mouseketeer. With the dreaded Christmas pageant on the horizon, the holiday season gets even more exciting with the sudden arrivals of a substitute teacher (Ringwald) and a feisty Russian student, Zhenya, and promises to be one Christmas Felix will never forget.


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4 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed this movie! I am so bored with the Christmas movies about romances. This was a movie I could watch every year. I hope it is shown again this season as I know my nine year old granddaughter would like it too.

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  2. This was a fantastic Christmas movie! My husband went to Catholic schools and was hysterical through the entire thing! Sure to become a classic and I hope Lifetime repeats the showing throughout the season and every year.

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  3. Come on, Lifetime! Please show Wishin' and Hopin' this holiday season! It's charming and hysterically funny. A new classic.

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  4. seen the show once .it's awesome!!! when will it air again on tv and what channel

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