Just watched this on the Sony channel on Sky TV for the first time and I absolutely loved it. Great cast, great story and it gives you that warm christmassy feeling you want from a Christmas movie. Really enjoyed this. Over here in the UK it was actually called Secret Santa. A must watch for any Christmas movie fan.
Off Season (2001) 1080p YIFY Movie
Off Season (2001) 1080p
Off Season is a TV movie starring Sherilyn Fenn, Hume Cronyn, and Bruce Davison. After the death of his parents, 10-year-old, Jackson Mayhew (Culkin), moves in with his Aunt. But when he befriends an elderly man (Cronyn), he begins...
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The Synopsis for Off Season (2001) 1080p
Jackson Mayhew, a 10-year-old boy whose parents died in a tragic accident, moves to Florida to live with his aunt Patty, a bartender and aspiring singer who lives and works in a failing hotel. During his summer vacation at the hotel, Jackson meets Sam Clausner, an elderly man with white hair, a white beard and a curious last name. After Jackson spreads a rumor that Sam is Santa Claus, a curious Richard Frangello checks into the hotel.
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Great Christmas movie.Reviewed bytracey-m-1Vote: 10/10
This beautifully done movie has all the makings of a Christmas classic. As soon as it's available, I'm going to buy it. The writing, the acting, the photography (done in warm, glowing reds with touches of green), and the story are all perfect. It's done with taste,imagination, wit and subtlety.
The movie is a perfect blend of reality (depicting real-life people and situations) with fantasy (the Santa angle)-- the two essential elements of a moving Christmas classic, in the tradition of Miracle on 34th St. and One Magic Christmas (underrated and unjustly neglected).
Try by all means to see it while it's on this season. If you miss it, make sure you catch it next year.
Beautifully written balancing act. If you value words as much as you do effective visuals (cute kids, rumpled geezers, Sherilyn Fenn's loopy charms) you might enjoy this one as much as I did. And while it's not going to do anything to diminish a 10 year old's vision of Christmas, the film does a nice little roller-coaster number; keeping a tight grip and always staying on track to that wispy, fine line between Fantasy and Real Life. (Right through to the last fade out before the credits.)