Insight Film Studios, Cinamour Entertainmnet, BDS Productions

Lea Thompson, Andrew Airlie, Rachel Hayward, Doug Abrahams, Christina Jastrzembska, Rick Ravanello, Richard Ian Cox, Fiona Martinelli, Jill Morrison, Cashel Satchwell

Sophie (Lea Thompson) is a working mother.  She’s a lawyer and stressed out.  It’s just too much trying to do it all.  So she makes (and gets) a Christmas wish that she had concentrated on her career and not married and had children.  Of course, very “It’s a Wonderful Life” style, she finds that getting your wish is not always what you expected.  So she goes into overdrive trying how to undo the wish.  But it’s not that easy.  She only has until Christmas Eve to return her “gift”.

This is a familiar story, and I like “The Family Man” or “Comfort and Joy” more than this one, but that being said, this is still a cute movie.  Lea Thompson is good, as usual, but her character is a bit high strung and she runs around like a chicken with her head cut off through most of the movie.  Still, it’s not that bad, and it’s nice to see a different take on the same old story.   It’s a simple diversion, and at least your life is probably better than hers anyway, so it makes things seem not so bad and might lift your spirits a bit.  Just be careful before you wish half of your life away!

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** The Christmas Clause (2008), 3.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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