Christmas Jars on DVD is based on the New York Times best- selling novel by Jason F. Wright.
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Hope is an aspiring reporter who has had her fair share of tragedy in life. Abandoned at birth, she’s grieving the recent death of her adopted mother when her apartment is burglarized of all her possessions. While reporting the burglary to the police, Hope discovers a jar full of money, labeled “Christmas Jar.” Shocked and grateful for this act of kindness, Hope discovers that people all over her hometown of Columbus, Ohio, have been receiving Christmas Jars for years during times of need. The jars are always anonymous and always contain different amounts. In this heartwarming Christmas classic, Hope goes undercover to discover the secret behind the Christmas jars, putting into motion a series of events that will change her life, and her community, forever.
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The movie stars Jeni Ross, Ron Lea, Tara Yelland, Markian Tarasiuk, and Jennifer Gibson. It’s directed by Jonathan Wright. The film has a run time of 110 minutes.
My review of Christmas Jars
Christmas Jars is such a great movie! It is funny, heartwarming, and inspiring. I feel like sometimes when you watch a movie that’s not from a “big name” studio, you’re going to have to deal with sub-par acting and cheap looking camera work. That was totally not the case with this movie. The acting is superb, and you definitely couldn’t tell that this was not some huge budget film. I was really impressed with the screenwriting (I’m not sure if the author of the book also did the screenplay or not).
These characters are so believable, and the actors play the characters very well. I really loved the banter in the office among the staff. It added a lot to the film. In my (not so humble) opinion, I think every film needs to make you laugh throughout it.
I loved how Hope dealt with her moral dilemma and how the theme of forgiveness was weaved into the movie. Of course, one of the best part of the movie is how inspiring it is. In a world of greed, it’s good to remember that “It is more blessed to give than receive.” We have been given so much. I encourage you to start your own “Christmas Jar” or something similar, so when the holidays roll around, you can be a blessing to someone in need.
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