Manhattanite Catherine O’Mara bonds with a boy who’s run away from his father. A year later, the father comes back to sell his Christmas trees and they reconnect. Starring Anne Heche, Tate Donovan, and Michael Mitchell.
This film is very much like the usual Hallmark fare. Although, I felt this one is lacking in the script. The actors do okay. I’m still not sure if I’m a fan of Anne Heche or not, but in this film, she wasn’t bad. The script is pretty bad on the family ground. The father doesn’t loosen the belt for the teenage son to start deciding what he wants to do, but the worst is Heche’s response to the family disagreements. For one, she never tells the father of her relationship with the son – that should have been revealed the first time they met. She really isn’t a good person for not stating she knew about the boy. She caused more harm than good, not to mention the teenager really did need to stumble in order to grow up. This film is not worth the watch.