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  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 18, 2006
  • Season #: 1
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  • Starring: Christopher Lloyd, Paget Brewster, Rob Lowe
  • Summary: An author learns how to stop being a jerk in this "A Christmas Carol"-esque holiday telefilm adapted from Richard Paul Evans' novel.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Movie/Mini-Series
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. 63
    As soapy, sappy, Christmas adaptations go, this one's pretty good - until it totally falls apart at the end with the most preposterous finale imaginable.
  2. This milquetoast cable movie doesn't even have the guts to make its protagonist dislikable enough to deserve a lesson. [22 Dec 2006, p.71]
  3. Reviewed by: Laura Fries
    30
    "A Perfect Day is a Christmas movie" only in the sense the movie's denouement coincides with Christmas. Otherwise, it's just a run-of-the-mill contrivance where problems are easily rectified and life can be distilled into greeting card sentiments.
  4. 25
    If straining-to-be-inspirational, card-shop stocking fillers such as A Perfect Day are the best TV can do, then really, leave us to contemplate the meaning of the season in peace.
  5. The 22,013th ripoff of "A Christmas Carol" would be bad enough, but "A Perfect Day" jerks us back to so-called reality with a tricky ending that left me more angry than uplifted.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. RitaW
    Jan 31, 2007
    7
    I liked it. Yes, it was a little sappy, but so what? Rob Lowe is great in this movie, as in anything he plays in. Great traditional family I liked it. Yes, it was a little sappy, but so what? Rob Lowe is great in this movie, as in anything he plays in. Great traditional family values----money and fame are not everything. Expand