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An ambitious attorney striving to become partner at her New York law firm bumps her head and wakes up in an alternate reality as a wife and mother of two
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A Family Thanksgiving - Wikipedia A Family Thanksgiving is a 2010 Hallmark Channel Original Movie directed by Neill Fearnley.
A Family Thanksgiving - Wikipedia A Family Thanksgiving is a 2010 Hallmark Channel Original Movie directed by Neill Fearnley A Family Thanksgiving Contents 1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 Reception 5 References 6 External links Claudia Daphne Zuniga is a successful trial attorney who graduated at the top of her class from Harvard Law School Shes working hard to become the first female partner within a highpowered firm She believes her life is perfect Her sister asks her the day before to prepare for the family Thanksgiving a homemade apple pie Claudia however is everything but the homemaker her sister is and is annoyed by the request because she doesnt have time for such things Meanwhile Claudia is directed to assist a corporate client in reversing an injunction so that it can demolish a park to build an enormous development In order to realize this she insists her subordinate employees work on Thanksgiving Day because the court hearing is the day after During this process Claudia meets Gina Faye Dunaway a mysterious older woman who makes it her goal to teach Claudia some moral lessons Gina takes Claudia to an alternative world where Claudia is a lower profile happily married minivandriving soccer mom with two children Claudia is perplexed by the situation she is now in but while experiencing her new life the way it could have been she learns that she is missing out on a lot despite past prejudice regarding married life she eventually finds shes falling in love with the man to whom she is married and she becomes accustomed to the new life she is leading Furthermore she grows closer to her sister Just as she is about to settle with her new life Gina returns to take her back Claudia is reluctant to return to her corporate life and thus must consider what she is most thankful for Daphne Zuniga as Claudia Faye Dunaway as Gina Gina Holden as Jen Dan Payne as Bill Kennedi Clements as Amy Catherine Lough Haggquist as Lindsay Productionedit In a press interview Daphne Zuniga discussed the film I loved the idea when it came to me But I worked with the writer Emily Baer to make sure the message wasnt that this woman should have had kids and regrets it Instead my character is a woman who is hugely successful about to make partner in her law firm has all the money she needs a great wardrobe and then she gets thrown into a life that shows her what it would be like if shed made a different choice An October 2010 press release from Hallmark Channel revealed that the film was set to premiere on November 6 Receptionedit The entertainment magazine Variety felt the story provided a decent case for personal balance between having a career and a family A Family Thanksgiving 1 Added the critic A perfect message for troubled economic times as well as the reflective aspect of the Thanksgiving season The Daily News expressed its disappointment in the films formulaic and uninspired script and furthermore criticized Zuniga and Dunaway for hardly trying to deliver a performance 2 The critics discontent with the script was further explained Hallmark films are allowed some liberties with coincidence and unlikely events that service the plot but this one exceeds its quota early A Family Thanksgiving leaves an uncharacteristically unpleasant aftertaste because it ends up suggesting not just that Claudia is missing part of life but that successful working women almost by definition must be misguided and miserable That may not be the intent but a lazy script can have inadvertent side effects 2 Referencesedit A Family Thanksgiving Variety November 3 2010 a b A Family Thanksgiving The real Hallmark of a holiday turkey of a movie Daily News New York November 6 2010 Archived from the original on 12 November 2010 Retrieved 20101204 External linksedit Official website A Family Thanksgiving on IMDb