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Wishin' and Hopin'

5.5
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Original title
Wishin' and Hopin'
Year
Running time
85 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
John Doolan, Wally Lamb
Music
Matthew Llewellyn
Cinematography
Catherine Goldschmidt
Cast
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Producer
Synthetic Cinema International / Flavorlab
Genre
Drama. Comedy | Christmas
Synopsis / Plot
Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by award winning author Wally Lamb. A vivid slice of 1960s life, Wishin' and Hopin' is a wise-and-witty holiday tale that celebrates where we've been-and how far we've come. In the small town of Three Rivers, Connecticut, we go straight into the halls of St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parochial School with Felix Funicello, a Catholic school fifth-grader in 1964, whose claim to fame is his cousin Annette Funicello, the famous Mouseketeer and teen movie queen. But grammar and arithmetic move to the back burner this holiday season with the sudden arrivals of substitute teacher Madame Frechette and feisty Russian student Zhenya Kabakova. While Felix learns the meaning of French kissing, cultural misunderstanding, and tableaux vivants, Wishin' and Hopin' barrels toward one outrageous Christmas!
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