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A Nutcracker Christmas (2016)

When her niece is cast in The Philadelphia Ballet's production of the Nutcracker, a jaded ex-ballerina is forced to come to terms with the life and love she left behind.

Director:

Michael Lembeck

Writer:

Nicole Avril
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Acker ... Lily
Sascha Radetsky ... Mark
Sophia Lucia Sophia Lucia ... Sadie
Catherine Mary Stewart ... Carol
Kenneth Welsh ... Dimitri
Katherine Barrell ... Beth
Siobhan Murphy ... Jen
Shauna MacDonald ... Sharon
Raven Dauda ... Grace
Geri Hall ... Karen
Tina Pereira Tina Pereira ... Juliette
Brett van Sickle Brett van Sickle ... Darren
Sara Mitich ... Jade
Deborah Grover ... Ms. Hill
Shane Daly Shane Daly ... Martin (Dad)
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When her niece is cast in The Philadelphia Ballet's production of the Nutcracker, a jaded ex-ballerina is forced to come to terms with the life and love she left behind.

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This was not worth making
11 July 2017 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

BEWARE OF FALSE REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MOVIE. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 200 HOLIDAY FILMS. I HAVE NO AGENDA

Hallmark seems to make Christmas movies that they can make Christmas Tree Ornaments from. Well this is no exception. What we have hear is a film that is so predictable that there is ZERO suspense.

Now I love "The Nutcracker". Its always a great ballet to watch. Even the worse amateur productions have more merit than this terrible film!

In this film A rising ballet star is ready to take the stage in her dream role when she receives the shocking news that her sister has died. Years later, she has vowed never to dance again, but a chance encounter with an old flame may change her mind.

Now what happens in the first 10 minutes gets mirrored in the last 10 minutes.

A better film could have been made with a same general outline. What it needed someone who could have made this less predictable.

If you want to watch go ahead I can't stop you. Keep in mind you have seen this same story points echoed throughout the years in better films!


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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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The Nutcracker See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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16:9 HD
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