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Looking to adopt a child and unable to conceive a child of their own, the Morrison's lives are turned upside down when a 7 year old boy unexpectedly shows up on their doorstep.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Collette ... Zooey Morrison
Ioan Gruffudd ... Alec Morrison
Maurice Cole ... Eli
Richard E. Grant ... Mr. Potts
Anne Reid ... Diane
Hayley Mills ... Mrs. Lange
Barry Jackson ... Tom Jenkins
Daisy Beaumont Daisy Beaumont ... Sarah
Tim Beckmann ... Jim
Bobby Smalldridge ... Samuel Morrison
Audrey Newman Audrey Newman ... Audrey
Dan Mersh Dan Mersh ... Bank Manager
Jo Wyatt ... Jane
Jeremy Child ... John Burns
Haruka Kuroda ... Translator
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Storyline

Zooey and Alec Morrison are a married couple who are struggling to bridge the painful gap that is developing between them. Unable to conceive, the Morrisons await confirmation of a child to foster. One day, a seven years old boy who calls himself Eli appears on their doorstep quite mysteriously, explaining the foster agency has sent him. The boy is old beyond his years and it becomes apparent that he is the listening ear amongst the couple's marriage breakdown. Eli offers moral support and idealistic suggestions to his foster parents on how to repair and re-kindle their love for each other. The couple begin to rebuild their foundations at home, at work and emotionally until they find the love they once had for each other. But all may not be as it seems... Written by Anonymous

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A heart-warming tale of love, family and relationships. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »
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5 November 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas Angel in the House See more »

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Trivia

The name Lange (the name of the foster home & its proprietor) is an anagram for angel. See more »

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Eli: "It's Chopin, the preludes, particularly melodic." (While playing, actually, Nocturne in F Major op. 15 n° 1.) See more »

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Mr Potts: Up from the ashes grow the roses of success.
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Spun-off from Foster (2005) See more »

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Nocturne in F Major, Op.15, No.1
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Joanna Rogers
Recorded at Air Edel Studios, London
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Very good heart warming film
12 May 2013 | by tomasromero1971See all my reviews

I tend not to watch films like this one, but I watched this movie with my two little daughters on Sky this weekend, and it was a good experience.

My two little girls did not stop talking the next day about the little boy who showed up out of the blue in their foster parents doors steps with no notice.

We did enjoy the way that the movie was written and how the characters interacted with this little boy, Eli, was nicely done.

We did notice how Eli's foster mom and dad dealt with each event Eli was bringing to their lives.

I am not so sure if I understood some of the negative comments from other reviewers about the film, but being able to watch PG and G rated movies with one's kids, should be a pleasant experience.


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