Truman Capote's One Christmas

Released 2011


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Truman Capote's One Christmas is the story of an eight-year-old named Buddy (T.J Lowther) on a Christmas adventure. It's 1930. Living in rural Alabama with his aged but childlike Cousin Sook (Julie Harris), the young boy has found a kind of peace in his life. A stability. A contentment. But that is all put in jeopardy when he's sent to visit his estranged father in New Orleans for the holidays.Buddy is both excited and frightened to meet this father that he has built into a powerful figure in his mind, but Sook promises him everything will be fine--that Dad (Henry Winkler) will be charming, Santa will find him, and there'll be snow in the city. The perfect Christmas.Instead, in a picture about growing up and learning some hard truths, Buddy finds all his illusions shattered, one by one. There is no Santa. It will not snow in muggy New Orleans. And worst of all his father, an alcoholic and a gigolo who romances older women to finance his get-rich-quick schemes, is not the least bit hesitant to use his own son to help win the trust of Miss Emily Yarbrough (Swoosie Kurtz) or the acceptance of her Aunt Cornelia Beaumont (Miss Katharine Hepburn), the Grande dame of New Orleans society.Dad isn't all bad. He means well. But after a lifetime of deception he is finally, desperately looking for something real in his life--and he hopes that that will be found in Buddy's love. Though Buddy isn't at all what he'd imagined his son to be, he eventually comes to realize this boy is the one good thing he has created.Buddy finds friends to help him through this coming of age: Dad's housekeeper, Evangeline, and her son Toby make the holiday brighter. And in the end, Buddy and his father reach an accord as each of them takes the first tentative steps toward a real father-and-son relationship.moreless

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