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on May 22, 2013
After purchasing & watching this dvd i was dissapointed with the quality of the actual film, At times when speeches were taking place the words were obviously out of sync & this put me off, As for Julie Andrews she plays a great part.

The dvd was also obviously made as a TV programme then put onto dvd hence poor quality viewing at times.
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on May 3, 2015
A rather slow movie about family relations. Man, did I dislike the pregnant sister, being mean towards her sister that lives far away. Stopped after watching that scene. Didn't care to finish, for it was pretty obvious how it would finish. So no, I do not get why people want to see this film over and over again. I couldn't even finish it once.
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on December 26, 2008
There were so many positive ratings for this movie and we don't understand how that could be the case????

PLOT OF MOVIE - This movie is about a man named Robert (James Garner) who is married to a woman with Alzheimer's. He is visiting her in a rest home when he is snowed in and a woman Katherine (Julie Andrews) a widower offers him a ride home in her vehicle. Robert is very disagreeable and rude.

Robert was an arrogant, grumpy man, a chauvinist who complains incessantly. Katherine is an independent, intelligent, and successful woman doctor. Where is the common ground? Why do they go from hating each other to love? The script did not address this.

PLUSES - Both leading actors are believable in the roles they act. We have enjoyed James Garner and Julie Andrews in many acting roles; unfortunately, this is not the case here. Despite their excellent acting it was not enough to save this movie.

MINUSES - Script, plot and character development. They could have had something special here, but, they missed the mark completely. They could have explored the difficulties of loosing a spouse to Alzheimer's or the difficulties of life as a widower. There are a lot of emotions that could have been explored to give this movie purpose and depth, but, were not utilized. James Garner's character in the movie NOTEBOOK is much better.
The character of Robert was so rude and disagreeable and then him falling in love with Katherine with his wife suffering from Alzheimer's and in the rest home for only a short time (his daughters discuss that their mom has gotten "bad" for the past FOUR months) makes his character non endearing.

CONCLUSION - We would pass on this movie. If you are looking for a good HOLIDAY ROMANCE MOVIE than I would recommend looking at:
A HOLIDAY FOR LOVE with Melissa Gilbert and Tim Matheson or
THE CHRISTMAS CARD with John Newton, Alice Evans and Edward Asner or
A SEASON FOR MIRACLES(Hallmark) with Carla Gugino, David Conrad, Patty Duke, Lynn Redgrave, Laura Dern and Kathy Baker or
CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT with Barbara Stanwyck and Dennis Morgan.

If you are looking for a good movie about RELATIONSHIPS set at the HOLIDAY TIME than consider:
ONE TRUE THING(get the Kleenex) with Meryl Streep, Renee Zellweger, William Hurt or
ABOUT A BOY with Hugh Grant, Rachel Weisz or
THE ULTIMATE GIFT with JAMES GARNER, Brian Dennehy, Abigail Breslin, Drew Fuller, & Bill Cobbs.
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