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Christmas in Conway

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Poignant tale of devotion explores grief, loss with honesty.

Movie NR 2013 97 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+
I saw this when it came out in 2013. The whole movie was so poignant yet so magical, the movie's theme about a dying wife during the holidays. My Favorite part was the end. AY still no MAYRA.

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Christmas in Conway is a poignant tribute to love that endures the best and worst of life. Mesmerizing performances by both Parker and Garcia transform what could have been a trite script into something truly heartfelt, and Moore holds her own between these Hollywood heavyweights as the compassionate caregiver to both Suzy and, in a different sense, Duncan. Just as impressive is how these talented actors incorporate moments of levity into such an affecting story, offsetting the sadness with fiery exchanges between Duncan and his irksome, self-absorbed nemesis played aptly by Oteri.

Contrary to the tradition of most holiday dramas, this movie likely won't inspire you to put up decorations, bake cookies for Santa, or wrap a bunch of presents. In fact, it turns your focus away from these material trappings of the holidays and suggests you embrace the intangible gifts: spending time with loved ones, forgiving old grudges, and giving of yourself for others' sake. These messages may get pushed aside in holiday hustle and bustle, but Christmas in Conway aims to change that with its touching tale of love.

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