#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Necessity is the mother of invention. In the weeks leading up to Christmas 1977, Maryanne Kinkade has fallen behind in her mortgage payments and is about to lose her small house in Placerville, a town in California’s gold country in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Her son Thom, who attends art school and is in his 20s, determines to make the transition from amateur to professional painter to help save the family’s home. He seeks advice from an aging mentor.
Plot: Inspired by the picturesque paintings of Thomas Kinkade, The Christmas Cottage tells the semi-autobiographical tale of how a young boy is propelled to launch a career as an artist after he learns that his mother is in danger of losing the family home.
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Overly melodramatic, but a good performance by Padalecki
This biographical TV movie takes a look at artist Thomas Kinkade (played by ‘Supernatural”s Jared Padalecki) and how he was inspired to paint his most famous piece: The Christmas Cottage.
While not a fan of Thomas Kinkade myself, I am a fan of Jared Padalecki and thought this looked like an interested piece of work to see him in. It’s a rare time to not see Padalecki fighting demons or serial killers, so it’d be good to see him trying something new. While Padalecki did a fairly good job, the film was simply mediocre. The narration was annoying and trite and the overall story was far too hokey and cheesy to be taken seriously. It will work well with fans of Hallmark Movie-of-the-Weeks and the like, but anyone looking for some quality, illuminating cinema. . . move on, this one isn’t for you.
Final verdict: 6/10.
Nice feel good movie
We watched this movie in on TV and thought it was a good family film. Many of the reviews shown here were written by people who wrote the criticisms of the movie before seeing it. Many wrote awful reviews before the movie even came out. Doesn’t seem too smart. It seems a lot of reviewers didn’t like the movie because it was just too “nice.” (No sex, violence or cussing) Again, I have to wonder about these reviewers intelligence when they know it is a movie about Christmas. What did they expect? Sure, it may have been a little corny in places but that’s OK, it’s designed as light entertainment, not a major Hollywood production. If it had been written to win awards in Hollywood then it would have had the sex, violence and lots of cussing. Kind of nice this movie didn’t.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min), 1 hr 36 min (96 min) (USA), 1 hr 44 min (104 min) (Netherlands)
Genre Biography, Drama
Director Michael Campus
Writer Ken LaZebnik
Actors Peter O’Toole, Jared Padalecki, Marcia Gay Harden
Country United States, Canada
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix SDDS, DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke S4 Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke S4 Lenses, Clairmont Camera
Laboratory DeLuxe, USA (prints) (as Deluxe®), EFilm (digital intermediate), Technicolor, Vancouver, Canada (film processing) (dailies transfer) (as Technicolor Creative Services, Vancouver)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A