Christmas for a Dollar (2013) is a English movie. John Lyde has directed this movie. Brian Krause,Nancy Stafford,Danielle C. Ryan,Heather Beers are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2013. Christmas for a Dollar (2013) is considered one of the best Drama,Family movie in India and around the world.
The Kamp family is struggling to get by in the midst of the Depression, especially after Mrs. Kamp's untimely death. With her mother gone and her father overwhelmed by doctor bills as her brother battles polio. little Ruth expects another Christmas without gifts or festivities. But when her father brings home one dollar in change and lets the children use it to buy special gifts for each other, the family discovers that money isn't what fills Christmas with joy, love, and miracles.
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The acting wasn't that great and the homes as everyone else keeps mentioning are well kept for poor people during the depression. The home that the Kamps lived in was very nice and large for a poor family with 5 kids. However, the story line was the true meaning of Christmas. I am one that doesn't look for perfection in movies. I look at the meaning. I am very sappy. My son is a literary agent and every since he went to Film School, I have learned more about what goes into rating films than I ever wanted to know. He would have not liked the poor quality or the acting of the film. I liked the film because of the substance. I look at all the Christmas movies on Hallmark and UP every year (over and over) and all the others I can catch on other channels and I like them because I am a sappy person. I gave it an 8 because of it's substance. Had the quality been better it would have rated a 10. That is just my sappy take on it.
Way better than I was expecting. At first, I was thinking "these are some pretty modern hairstyles for a bunch of people living in the depression", and "look at all these well kept homes that these look more like This is the Place state park than the dust bowl". But it didn't take long for the story to suck me in and even bring me close to tears a couple of times, and I'm a stoic dude. I knew it wasn't just me when my 9-year old had to leave the room because he couldn't bear to watch the developing conflict in the story line. Obviously, this isn't a high budget production, but if you can suspend your disbelief for a bit, you and your family will be entertained while learning some valuable lessons in the process.
During the Great Depression, the Kamp family struggles to get by after Mrs. Kamp passes away. The children expect another Christmas without presents until their father brings home one dollar for them to spend on gifts. The film is very enjoyable. It is one of those films you don't want to end. It reminds me on "Little House on the Prairie" and "The Waltons". If you like family safe films then please watch this film. Its so well made. The film was made for "UP" cable channel. If you don't get that channel then buy it on DVD. After you are done loan it to friends.
This may not be a high budget movie with lots of top named actors but it is good story and fine actors. Great story and well played. Our family thoroughly enjoyed this show. Good, family based, clean cut, meaningful, touching. Actors all did a fine job. If you're wanting a good movie to watch with your family this is it. Takes you back to the simpler time of life. There is no sex, car crashes, violence, computer generated anything or foul language! Just a good clean, enjoyable film. You will feel good about sharing this with everybody in your family, kids, grand-kids, grandparents! In our opinion you will not be disappointed. The world needs less trashy movies and more like this one!
One Of The Best Movies To Demonstrate The True Meaning Of Christmas. It Is Very Family Oriented And Did Not Have To Worry About Covering My Childs Eyes At All. The Actors All Seemed As Humble As The characters They Were Playing I Would Recommend It To Everyone. It Proves That No Matter What Honesty Always Wins In The End. No Matter How HardHearted Some One Is Kindness Can Always Touch SomeOnes Tough Heart. Little Norman Is The Bravest Of All The Characters But Ruthie Is The Heart Of The Movie. This Movie Did Make Me Cry Because Of The True Meaning Of Christmas That Was Shared By Each Of The Children The Movie. There Is Not A Better Christmas Movie Out This Year It Is A Must See.