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A Family Thanksgiving (2010)

A lawyer trying to make partner is shown the joys of living a more balanced life.

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Neill Fearnley

Writer:

Emily Baer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daphne Zuniga ... Claudia
Dan Payne ... Bill
Gina Holden ... Jen
Kennedi Clements ... Amy
Nicolai Giustra Nicolai Giustra ... Jake (as Nicolai Lawton-Glustra)
Faye Dunaway ... Gina
Pascale Hutton ... Becca
Neill Fearnley Neill Fearnley ... John Skinton
Kyra Zagorsky ... Megan
Lauren Cochrane ... Jessica
Ryan Biel Ryan Biel ... Coffee Shop Employee
Dee Jay Jackson ... Al
Ashé Sabongui ... Alli
Jakob Davies ... Harper
Kirby Morrow ... Tim
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Storyline

A wealthy, successful corporate lawyer is living the high life in San Francisco with little time for anything except her lavish lifestyle until a close encounter with a bizarre mystic drops her into an alternative reality to see what her life might have been like had she made different choices. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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thanksgiving | See All (1) »

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A Holiday Miracle Will Help Her Realize What She's Been Missing

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Family Thanksgiving See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

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Trivia

This movie is a gender reversed parallel to The Family Man (2000) with Nicolas Cage. See more »

Quotes

Claudia: Not every woman needs 2.5 kids and a husband and a mini-van to complete her. My friends are my family, that firm is my spouse, I wake up every morning, a happy, single, successful woman, wondering what on earth could I possibly need?
Gina: Ha-ha! So you got it all figured out huh?
Claudia: Yeah. Pretty much.
Gina: Well, I guess we will see.
Claudia: I know what I want and I'm getting it. We're done. Stop the car! Get out.
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Blue And White
written by Peter Allen
performed by Peter Allen
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Family Man undergoes gender reassignment successfully
10 November 2010 | by ccomlySee all my reviews

It is a reasonable question to ask what Family Man would have been like if Nicholas Cage had played a workaholic career woman attorney instead of a male Wall Streeter. The producers of A Family Thanksgiving have answered that question. Don Cheadle has been recast as Faye Dunaway but Faye and the script make it a less entertaining part. The kids are older now while the spouse is a stranger instead of an old love. There are a couple nice twists to the Family Man plot. It is interesting to feel different emotional impact when the protagonist finding herself in various family situations is not a man as in Family Man. I was disappointed that the emotional peak of Family Man is missing due to one of the script differences--made me feel like I was watching a TV movie. Bottom line is I enjoyed it and intend to watch it again to examine more closely the emotional impact of the gender switch. But if you haven't seen either and can only see one, see Family Man.


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