Thursday, 22 December 2016

12 DoC // Christmas Shoes

One of my favourite (possibly even my very favourite-est) Christmas shows EVER: Christmas Shoes!



~The Trailer~

Summary
Two separate stories mesh - in the first, a young music teacher, Maggie Andrews, begins dying of a heart condition and her son Nathan tries to get a pair of Christmas shoes for her before she dies. In the second, lawyer Robert Layton and his wife Kate are slowly drifting apart and the matter comes to a head during Christmas when Kate takes over for Maggie for the school choir and declines a job in Robert's firm. When Robert's mother passes away, he begins to reconsider things and his and Nathan's paths cross on Christmas Eve as Nathan tries to raise the money for the shoes and Robert tries to get a present for his daughter.

My Review
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I haven't seen this movie in a few years, but the memory of it has stuck with me. And the one thing I remember so clearly about this is how hard I was crying when we got near the end. I was just crying SO hard, it was sooo sad and beautiful and - SAD. 

The actors are all amazing and fit their roles really well. My favourite character was probably Maggie Andrews (Kimberly Williams), with Nathan Andrews (Max Morrow) as a close second. Maggie was so sweet and quiet and gentle and ahh...she's amazing. And Nathan - the scene where he buys the shoes - he is so good! I'm always awed at young children actors, I mean, how do they do it so well? (this coming from the girl who can't act to save her life ;)) 

The struggle Robert Layton (Rob Lowe) has with his selfishness is real and easy to relate to. But the Christmas story is portrayed so wonderfully here. Christ coming down from Heaven to earth for our sake; pure selflessness. And that's what the Andrews gradually show Robert as they get to know each other better. 

And Nathan's work just to get shoes for his mother - he's such a sweet boy! 

Really, if you haven't seen this movie before, you really, really should! For the most part, it's pretty family friendly. One warning though, there is a very little bit of mild swearing, other than that, everything else is really good! :)



And to end this post, here's the song Christmas Shoes. Gives me the shivers every time I listen to it; it's so beautiful! :) 



Have you seen this movie before? 


12 comments:

  1. I've seen this movie before. It was several years ago, but it was SO sad! I think it was actually the first movie that made me cry.

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    1. Yes, see, that's what I'm thinking too, Rebekah! I'm pretty sure it was the first movie I ever cried at too! :)

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  2. Yes, it is a sad movie. I saw it years ago.

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    1. Yes, very sad! But very beautiful too :)

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  3. I LOVE this song!! I really want to see the movie and read the book...sounds amazing! :) Great review!

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    1. I knooooo.....the song is just so amazing! And YES, you should go see the movie! I haven't read the book before either, but I'm sure it's gotta be good ;)

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  4. I've never seen the movie, but I've read the book. (and listened to the song! But by Brian Free and Assurance- that's the best version) Both book and song made me cry. ;) But I definitely like the song better than the book.

    CutePolarBear

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    1. Hehe, well, I haven't read the book before, but I'm positively in love with the song! :D Brian Free and Assurance? I'll have to look that one up! :)

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  5. Sounds interesting! I'll have to watch it. :)

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    1. Yes, you should! If you do, let me know what you think of it! :)

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  6. Yay Christmas Shoes is one of my favorite Christmas movies as well! I'm glad there's someone else out there that loves it! And good summary by the way ;)

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    1. Why thank you, Ashley! So glad to hear you enjoyed the movie! :D

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