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An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (2008)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 1 October 2008
Inspired by a short story, Isabella Caldwell is a high-society woman in late-1800's New York. When Isabella's estranged daughter Mary becomes ill and is too proud to ask her mother for ... See full summary »

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Inspired by a short story, Isabella Caldwell is a high-society woman in late-1800's New York. When Isabella's estranged daughter Mary becomes ill and is too proud to ask her mother for assistance, Mary's daughter, Tilly, takes it upon herself to contact her grandmother and plead for help. Isabella's arrival causes an upheaval in many lives, but may also lead to reconciliation within the family. Written by Anonymous

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This is not the first time Tatiana Maslany and Kristopher Turner worked together. They were also on the television series Instant Star (2004) together. Kristopher had a lead role on the show and Tatiana has a recurring role in the final season. See more »

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Isabella: Speaking of silk, Mrs. Hopkins, what exactly is the substance of your attire? It's so original.
Mrs. Hopkins: This, uh, it's flaxen.
Isabella: Flaxen? Isn't that what the poor eat for breakfast?
[awkward silence and she looks to Mary]
Isabella: Is it?
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An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Is Just that in Nature ***
29 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The warm family relationships that abound in this production makes the movie an appealing one.

Taking place after the civil war, it chronicles the life of a widow with 3 children who are poverty stricken. The eldest daughter, a writer with a great imagination, concocts a story that ultimately draws their wealthy grandmother to their New Hampshire home.

Jackie Bisset plays the stern grandmother. She is entirely too young for the part. Nevertheless, she gives a gem of a performance as a wealthy matron who married a much older widower than she and had a daughter with him to secure herself financially.

The daughter ran away years before with a stable boy who has now died. Both mother and daughter must confront past events in front of the children.

The story is filled with scarlet fever epidemics abounding.

The film also deals with a getting kind grandmother who will go to any length to get her children and grandchildren out of the poverty cycle.

It is a nicely done film with a triumph of the family spirit in this season of giving.


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