Expecting a Miracle (TV Movie 2009)

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Expecting a Miracle: Directed by Steve Gomer. With Jason Priestley, Teri Polo, Cheech Marin, Kevin Balmore. L.A. engineer Pete Stanhope wants to stop expensive, frustrating IVF treatment with his wife, Donna, and consider adoption but his wife disagrees. In the hopes of defusing the marital tension they go on a a romantic holiday to Mexico. Car trouble strands them in tiny Dommatina, a peaceful village where the locals are content. Pete accepts the help of the only car mechanic, Juan Salazar, while aiding the philosophical father Arturo with preparations for the annual fiesta. Juan’s kid brother, disabled Pepillo, will then star in the ‘flying act’. Getting to know the boy and experiencing simple happiness may reshape the Stanhope’s own future.

“A couple, on the verge of ending their marriage because they cannot have children, find themselves stranded in a village in Mexico where they come to know some of the locals — and each other –as they prepare for their festival.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis comedy-drama is handled in a very quiet manner and the focus seems to be more on the man, played by Jason Priestley, rather than his wife, played by Nicole Scipione, which keeps the tone a touch lighter than it might have been handled, keeping a good balance between comedy and sadness. Even Cheech Marin plays the local priest largely straight.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWhile this is not the best TV movie ever made, it is a pretty good effort and worth your time.”


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