…featuring an incredible cast of cameos from just about everyone! Bill Mumy, Henry Winkler, Penny Marshal and almost the entire cast of Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, Welcome Back Kotter, and many other classic era TV shows!
While admittedly the movie starts out a bit on the slow side, I was soon caught up in the mayhem when Dr. Gabriael (played in an almost painful pun of casting by Gabe Kaplan) announced to Mary that she was going to have not one, but eight little miracles.
Watching Mary , in flashbacks and office scenes, try to figure out who that guy in the white angel costume was at the office Christmas party…. just hilarious! and of course identifying all the cameo appearances by formerly famous actors at her office is half the fun!
Henry Winkler has a delightful cameo as “freddie the office mail boy” in a tongue in cheek nod to some of his earlier films.
in a touchingly sweet moment, Mary decides to try to keep all 8 of her “Christmas miracles” after watching a choir of children singing “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” at the mall…and winning a raffle for 8 baby furniture sets!
Re casting the “three Kings” as three movie producers (played by actual movie producers Penny Marshal,Ron Howard, and Steven Spielberg ) competing for the rights to her story? a brilliant ending to a fantastic movie.
I am usually not a big fan of sequels, but there is so much potential here that i actually find myself hoping for a series!
By Kirsten Houseknecht
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