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My First Miracle

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Dying teen needs hope at Christmas; mature themes, drinking.

Movie NR 2017 111 minutes
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Appealing, strong performances from the central actors, along with a feel-good story, lift this "believe in miracles" movie above most low-budget, direct-to-streaming holiday fare. There's built-in predictability, but writer-director Rudy Luna manages to elicit some surprises and real interest for his characters. At times it's slow going, and coincidences abound, but leads Katya Martin and Juan Castano really click and make an impulsive, unlikely relationship work. Young Elijah Eustler-Sharpless is an especially bright light in the production. It's also nice to see supporting characters given some heft. My First Miracle is best for those who enjoy holiday magic; cynics need not apply.

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