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The Christmas Candle (2013)

The Christmas Candle

Overview


Genre

Drama, Family

Release Date

November 22, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG

Duration

100 min.

Studio

EchoLight Studios

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

John Stephenson

Producer

Tom Newman, Candace Lee

Screenwriter

Eric Newman, Candace Lee

Starring

Story


Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve. But in 1890, at the dawn of the electric age, this centuries old legend may come to an end.

When David Richmond (Hans Matheson), a progressive young minister, arrives in Gladbury, the villagers discover a new formula for miracles: good deeds and acts of kindness. While David's quest to modernize Gladbury sets him at odds with the old world candlemaker, he finds an unlikely ally in the lovely skeptic, Emily Barstow (Samantha Barks). Now, the fiery candlemaker must fight to preserve the legacy of the Christmas Candle. But when the candle goes missing, the miraculous and human collide in the most astonishing Christmas the village of Gladbury has ever seen.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..The film has a diligent homeyness, and it takes delight in around-the-town bits of business and words like "chasuble" and "codswallop"..”
by Nicolas Rapold [New York Times]
“.."The Christmas Candle" might feel more like alienation than anything heaven-sent..”
by Stephanie Merry [Washington Post]
“..this odd Dickens-meets-Sunday-school movie is as artless as the setup is muddled..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]