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James Van Der Beek (TV’s Dawson’s Creek) and Doris Roberts (TV’s Everybody Loves Raymond) star in this heartwarming charmer about family, faith and forgiveness. Overwhelmed widower Seth Webster (Van Der Beek) is searching for a housekeeper to help him with his rambunctious six-year-old twin sons. Mrs. Merkle (Roberts)—whom the boys call “Mrs. Miracle”—mysteriously appears and quickly becomes an irreplaceable nanny, chef, friend… and matchmaker. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber comes this whimsical holiday story filled with good tidings and great joy.
Seth Webster (James Van Der Beek) is a widowed father trying to raise a pair of unruly boys. When the twins drive off yet another nanny, he hires a kindly and angelic woman named Mrs. Merkle (Doris Roberts) to take care of their household. Before long, the twins are behaving less like feral beasts and more like well-behaved little gentlemen. And though he's still mourning the loss of his wife, Seth also shows a glimmer of hope. A romantic and upbeat film, Mrs. Miracle doesn't offer any amazing revelations or plot twists. Viewers often know what will happen before the characters do. But it is a satisfying and warm made-for-TV movie. And while it would certainly have been interesting, no, the romance isn't between Seth and Mrs. Merkle. Rather, Mrs. Merkle helps facilitate a burgeoning relationship between Seth and Reba Maxwell (Erin Karpluk), a comely woman who has been deeply hurt by love in the past as well. Van Der Beek plays his part well, with his patented subdued mannerisms. While the actor doesn't look much different than he did when he played the titular character in Dawson's Creek, he easily plays the dad role with the kind of believability that parents will recognize and relate to. --Jae-Ha Kim
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This is a beautiful love story between two people who just need a little "push" at the right time. But it's also a movie about forgiveness and healing. It's a family movie that is very entertaining as well as meaningful.
Every year since it has been out, I watch it over and over again on TV. I finally decided I would purchase it this year because I can't enjoy the Christmas season without it and it doesn't play on TV often enough to satisfy my craving for it. If you are looking for an excellent Christmas movie that the whole family can enjoy over and over again, this one is it!!! Buy it. You won't be sorry!!!
I know that's not saying much about how the story plays out, but trust me: to reveal more would be spoilers. There are 3 reasons why I think this is a 5-star movie: 1) The really well-constructed story, based on a book by Debbie Macomber. 2) The acting feels more real than in a lot of family movies. The people feel very believable. It's rare to find a message movie that feels like a real story which you don't feel manipulated by. Not that it's bad to be manipulated by a "message movie", but I like it most when you are engaged in the story and not so focused on what the story is trying to say. This movie, thanks to the acting which helps it feel real, is a paragon (outstanding example) in the large assortment of message movies. 3) Mrs. Miracle gets less screen time than the male and female protagonists, but she is so fun, and Doris Roberts just has to be herself for the character to work. There's nothing all that special about the quality of her acting, just an authentic personality, like Gary Cooper investing himself in one of his "decent Americana" roles. The last time I saw a character so captivating in a family movie/message movie was Kirk Cameron in Fireproof. The personality Doris Roberts exhibits as Mrs. Miracle and the covert, sometimes mischievous things she does to align circumstances, are my favorite thing in the movie.
It is a movie for everyone, and would be especially perfect for those who are in need of a little miracle themselves.