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The Nine Lives of Christmas : Everyday Jane Reviews

by on December 13, 2014
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This film is a tv movie listed as a romance and stars:  Brandon Routh, Kimberly Sustad, Gregory Harrison, Stephanie Bennett, and Chelsea Hobbs.  The story is about Zachary, played by Brandon Routh, who is a firefighter that rescues a cat from a dog.  He finds out the cat’s owner recently died and is on the hunt to find him a new home when he has a chance encounter with Marilee, played by Kimberly Sustad, a veterinary student.

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I was excited to see this movie after seeing the commercials for it because it seemed that the story would include a lot about cats.  Although the story is enjoyable, the film had less involvement with the cats than I expected.

I liked the choices for the cast members and the characters they played.  My favorite character was Marilee because she’s intelligent, sweet, likeable, and I can identify with many of her struggles.   I also liked Zachary’s firefighter buddies as well as the fire chief.  They seemed like one big extended family.  It was funny to see them constantly giving Zachary a tough time about his love life but they also help to get Marilee together with Zachary.

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The most important members of the film were the two cats Ambrose and Queenie.  They were adorable.  One of the cutest parts is how Ambrose takes over in Zachary’s life, house, and bed.  The final character worth mentioning is Blair, the girl that Zachary is dating in the beginning and was glad that he dumped her because she was so hateful to Ambrose.

The setting was festive and definitely felt like Christmas.  I liked the Christmas decorations.

Overall, I enjoyed the film and recommend it to anyone who likes feel good Christmas movies.  The only downfall is that there was less involvement with the cats.  The movie has a sweet ending.  I am always on the look-out for more Christmas films to add to my personal collection as they are in short supply so I have added this movie to my personal collection.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Positives

The two cats Ambrose and Queenie

Negatives

Although the story is enjoyable, the film had less involvement with the cats than I expected.

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I enjoyed this film and recommend it to anyone who likes feel good Christmas movies.