ABC Family, Shavick Entertainment, Regent Entertainment

Shannen Doherty, Ty Olsson, Conrad Coates, Stefanie von Pfetten, Sonya Salomaa, Natasha Calis, Reg Tupper, Tara Wilson

Cate Dove (Shannen Doherty) is a common thief. The burgler, break-into-your-home kind of thief. But when her latest heist goes bad, she high tails it to Connecticut to her hometown to hide out a while. She’s tasked to babysit her niece and nephew until the parents can get home for Christmas, which seems like a good way to hide out. While there, she spends her time planning revenge on Clive (Conrad Coates) her former partner who double crossed her until she finally finds some Christmas spirit and is able to turn her life around.

Shannen Doherty is not awful in this film. I think a lot of people wanted her to be. But she’s not great either. This is a somewhat familiar story, of a crook who gets in a bit too deep, hiding out from the cops and from those who want to steal what she has, finding value in family and wishing to change her life around, but not being able to because she gets pulled back it. It’s a pretty simple concept, two sisters, one good and one bad. The good one got married and had kids, the bad one became an outlaw. There isn’t enough uniqueness to this film to make it very worthwhile. It’s ok, just to pass the time, but I’m not sure why they keep bringing this back. It was ok in 2007, but I don’t think it’s good enough for repeated viewings. Perhaps it’s because it’s an ABC Family movie, and they have to fill up 25 days, and like to use a lot of their own stuff. This one ought to be retired. It’s not horrible if you’ve not seen it before or if you’re a Shannen fan, but let’s not bring this one back next year, ok?

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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