Dan Wigutow Productions, IAW
Doris Roberts, James Van Der Beek, Erin Karpluk, Chelah Horsdal
Sam Webster (James Van Der Beek) is another widower with two little boys. (Gee, has that ever been done before? Tee-hee.) He can’t manage them, and everyone is all over his case about how misbehaved the boys are, and how he’s more of a playmate than a father to them. So he needs to find a nanny for these boys right away. Mary Poppins shows up….oops, I mean Nanny McPhee shows up…oh no. I better start over. Mrs. Miracle shows up and the fun naturally starts.
Mrs. Merkle (whom the kids call Mrs Miracle) is a strange sort. She shows up and starts interfering. Not that these people don’t need some interference. Dad is still grieving for the loss of his wife, and refused to talk about her. The kids are in a school play for Christmas, but their teacher has her own hangups. Mrs. Miracle wants to make sure the two bump into each other again and again.
Mrs Miracle gets what she wants, whether it’s the easy way or the hard way. With this bunch it’s mostly the hard way. It has a strong Christmas theme and is a nice little boy meets girl movie! Just a note about the title. This is based on a book by Debbie Macomber. Many places you will find this movie listed under the book title Mrs. Miracle. I think perhaps they added the author’s name, not so much for vanity, but to avoid confusion with another similar film.