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Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage (2008)

Christmas Cottage (original title)
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A look at the inspiration behind Thomas Kinkade's painting The Christmas Cottage, and how the artist was motivated to begin his career after discovering his mother was in danger of losing their family home.

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Michael Campus

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Ken LaZebnik
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Padalecki ... Thomas Kinkade
Marcia Gay Harden ... Maryanne Kinkade
Peter O'Toole ... Glen
Aaron Ashmore ... Pat Kinkade
Richard Burgi ... Bill Kinkade
Geoffrey Lewis ... Butch
Chris Elliott ... Ernie (as Chris Elliot)
Richard Moll ... Big Jim
Kiersten Warren ... Tanya
Jay Brazeau ... Mr. Rosa
Charlotte Rae ... Vesta
Edward Asner ... Sidney
Tegan Moss ... Nanette
Gina Holden ... Hope
Malcolm Stewart ... Lloyd
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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. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Love is the brightest light of all.

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG for language, some suggestive content and smoking | See all certifications »

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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas Cottage See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Aaron Ashmore, who played the younger brother of Jared Padalecki's character in this movie is in fact three years older than Padalecki. Ashmore was born in 1979 while Padalecki was born in 1982. See more »

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Though set in 1977, in the bar scenes there is a draught beer pull for Bud Light, a beer not introduced until 1982. See more »

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Big Jim: Who died and made YOU max Factor?
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Inspired by true events See more »

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My Only Friend
Written by Dave Pelman (as W David Pelman)
Performed by Dave Pelman (as W David Pelman) and Shawn Pander
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A movie like a Kinkade picture
9 January 2010 | by rboon33455See all my reviews

This is a movie which is sure to divide people. It is based on the early life of Thomas Kinkade, "the painter of light". It is a story of the sources of his inspiration: his mentor,and how the difficulties faced by his mother provided a motivation through which he began to find himself.Its weakness is that it isn't sure of its own purpose.It is certainly not a biography or a Christmas movie in the ordinary sense and its comedic moments often miss the mark.In many ways it is like a Kinkade picture: a little sugary and sentimental yet with a warmth and humanity that can touch our hopes for a world where we all have a place and where everything comes out alright in the end However,it it isn't grounded in the reality of the world as we know it. The script is very uneven,occasionally very hammy,yet produces some fine moments. Peter o' Toole's performance as Tom's mentor, rapidly approaching dotage and a loss of his powers is a fine one and justifies a viewing.I also enjoyed the background music.Not for anyone who shrinks from sentimentality.


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