December 26, 2020
Great movie, but pretty sad
WATCH OUT! SPOILER ALERT! This movie is really amazing! It's pretty sad, so I would say it's for kids 10 and up. In the beginning, a waitress in a diner finds a baby, abandoned by her mother. The waitress adopts the baby, whom she later names Hope. Then you see flashes of Hope growing up, all the way to the age of 22. Then her adoptive mother gets cancer and dies really early in the movie, way too early, so that's pretty sad. Then people broke into Hope's home, stole and broke things. She then calls the police, and finds a jar labeled Christmas Jar. She does research and finds out that other people have received jars like her own. She eventually figures out who is giving out these jars, and afterwards it's just one lie after another. Eventually the family finds out the truth, and are not happy. So then Hope must find a way to mend her lies. There's a sad beginning but a happy ending. Hope finds her mother, gets married to a member of the Christmas Jar family, and they live happily ever after.