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review by Suzanne
Airs Monday, December 6 at 9pm on Lifetime.
This is a fun movie and not too sappy or chick-flick-like.
It has some fantasy elements that fans of "Charmed" might enjoy. The movie stars
Alyssa Milano, who plays Jane, a young single woman who is engaged to be married
around Christmas time. When she is a little girl, her mother takes her to
Tiffany's every Sunday. Her mother, an actress, tries to teach her to be
self-sufficient because she's had so many sad relationships with men. Jane
has an imaginary friend, a young boy named Michael. Michael leaves when Jane is
ten, and she grows up. In the present, Jane is married to a conceited
actor named Hugh. Michael appears again, this time as an adult. That is where
the fantasy part comes in.
Michael is played very winningly by Eric Winter. It is a great
role and he clearly has fun with it. Michael is a bit like Peter Pan and tries
to get Jane to remember him and how she used to have all these dreams when she
was little. Michael falls for Jane and wants to stay on Earth instead of being
an imaginary friend. It is a cute story and very enjoyable.
I think anyone will enjoy this, including children. It is a
great movie for the holiday season, or any time. It's interesting to note that
the movie is based on a James Patterson book. I love his writing. I am going to
have to read this one.
Alyssa Milano (Charmed), Eric Winter (The Ugly Truth), Stockard Channing
(The West Wing) and Ivan Sergei (Jack & Jill) star in the new Lifetime
Original Movie Sundays at Tiffany's, premiering Monday, December 6, at 9
The film, based on celebrated author James Patterson's number one New York
Times best-selling novel, follows Jane Claremont (Milano), who, as a young
girl, would accompany her mother Vivian (Channing) to Tiffany's every
Sunday and bring along her imaginary friend, "Michael." Now, 23 years
later, Jane is a successful businesswoman, set to marry Hugh (Sergei) a
handsome New York actor until Michael (Winter) suddenly reappears all
grown-up to warn Jane about the path her life is on.
LIFETIME TELEVISION TO PREMIERE
SUNDAYS AT TIFFANY’S, STARRING ALYSSA MILANO,
ON DECEMBER 6
Original Movie Based on James Patterson’s Number One
Best-Selling Novel Also Stars Stockard Channing, Eric Winter and Ivan Sergei
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 11, 2010) – Alyssa Milano (Charmed), Stockard Channing (The West Wing),
Eric Winter (The Ugly Truth) and Ivan Sergei (Jack & Jill) star in the Lifetime Original Movie Sundays at
Tiffany’s. The film, from Sony Pictures Television, is based on celebrated author James Patterson’s number one
New York Times best-selling novel and will premiere Monday, December 6, at 9 PM ET/PT on Lifetime
ABOUT SUNDAYS AT TIFFANY’S
Milano, who also serves as producer, stars as “Jane Claremont,” who, as a young girl, would accompany her
mother Vivian (Channing) to Tiffany’s in New York every Sunday and bring along her imaginary friend,
“Michael.” Now, 20 years later, Jane is a successful businesswoman, set to marry Hugh (Sergei) her handsome
fiancé until Michael (Winter) suddenly reappears all grown-up to warn Jane about the path her life is on.
Initially shocked and in disbelief, Jane slowly realizes that not only has Michael returned to her when she needs
him most, he may also be her one true love.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
Sundays at Tiffany’s is produced by Sony Pictures Television for Lifetime Television. Judith Verno (Natalee
Holloway), Dan Wigutow (The Two Mr. Kissels) and James Patterson serve as executive producers, with
Milano producing. Mark Piznarski (Gossip Girl) directed a script from screenwriters Jennifer Heath (Ella
Enchanted), Heather Maidat (The Conversation)
and Nancey Silvers (Lifetime’s Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy), based on the novel by The New York
Times best-selling author James Patterson.
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Actress Alyssa Milano has spent almost her entire life in the public eye. A famous child
actor, Milano has continued to work throughout her adulthood in both television and
Milano has a history of starring in long running successful television series. She starred
on the hit WB series Charmed for nine years. The series’ debut was the highest-rated
premiere in the network’s history. She also starred on the Fox series Melrose Place. She
began her career on ABC’s Who’s the Boss, which aired for eight years. Milano was seen
in a recurring role on the NBC comedy, My Name is Earl, and in the ABC comedy,
Romantically Challenged. She also starred in and produced the 2008 Lifetime Original
Milano’s film credits include Hugo Pool, co-starring Sean Penn and Robert Downey Jr.,
Fear and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. She also provided a lead voice for the
Disney sequel to the animated favorite Lady and the Tramp and will soon be seen in the
film My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, which she both stars in and produced.
Her latest role, however, is outside the world of Hollywood, as a philanthropist. Because
of all her charitable work on behalf of children, Milano was invited by UNICEF in 2003
to become a National Ambassador. She is currently working with UNICEF to educate
American youth to the issues crucial to that country’s evolution.
Milano was recently named founding ambassador for The Global Network for Neglected
Tropical Disease Control (GNNTDC), an alliance of international partnerships based at
the Sabin Vaccine Institute in Washington D.C. and formalized by the Clinton Global
Initiative to lead the global effort to treat, control and eliminate neglected tropical
diseases (NTDs) in the world’s poorest countries.
Milano also has her own clothing and jewelry line, TOUCH by Alyssa Milano, which she
launched in the Spring of 2007. An avid baseball fan, Milano partnered with G-III
Apparel Group and Major League Baseball to design and distribute a line of ladies MLB
In her recently released book SAFE AT HOME: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic
(William Morrow), Milano writes about her passion for baseball and how her love for the
game has helped shape who she is.
Milano resides in Los Angeles.
Consistently delivering memorable performances, Eric Winter is quickly becoming one
of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents.
A charming and versatile actor, Winter can currently be seen recurring opposite Simon
Baker on the hit CBS series The Mentalist. Winter previously recurred on the critically
acclaimed Brothers & Sisters as well as the cult vampire drama Moonlight. Early on he
became a fan favorite in his television debut role on the popular daytime soap opera Days
of Our Lives.
His additional television credits include Viva Laughlin, Just Legal, CSI, Pepper Dennis
and Love, Inc.
Winter’s big-screen debut was in the 2008 comic caper Harold and Kumar Escape from
Guantanamo Bay and he was most recently seen in the romantic comedy The Ugly
Truth, opposite Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler.
Winter is a graduate of UCLA and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Rosalyn
Ivan Sergei first made a name for himself in the indie gem The Opposite of Sex, with Christina
Ricci. Additional movie credits include The Big Day, Scorched, Dangerous Minds, We Met On
the Vineyard, Playing Mona Lisa and Gunfighter’s Moon and The Break Up, with Jennifer
Aniston and Vince Vaughn.
Most recently, Sergei guest-starred on Lifetime’s hit television series, Army Wives. He also
starred in the Lifetime Original Movie Nora Roberts’ High Noon and additional telefilms,
including Santa Baby, 10.5, Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?, If Someone Had Known and
Jack Hunter and the Treasure of Ugarit. Sergei is known also for his leading roles in series such
as Jack & Jill, opposite Amanda Peet, NBC’s Hawaii, ABC’s Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central)
and John Woo’s Once A Thief. Additional television credits include appearances on Crossing
Jordan, Charmed, Touched by an Angel, Cybill, Party of Five and Kindred: the Embraced.
Sergei currently resides in Los Angeles.
Forever known for her role as “Rizzo” in the film Grease, Channing was born in
Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
Channing’s extensive theatre credits include Pal Joey (Tony® Award nomination, Drama
Desk nomination), Joe Egg (Tony Award, Drama Desk nomination), Hapgood (Drama
Desk nomination), Love Letters (original cast), Woman in Mind (Drama Desk Award),
The Breath of Life, The Rink, The Golden Age, They're Playing Our Song, and Little
Foxes. Her work in The Lion in Winter, House of Blue Leaves (Drama Desk nomination),
Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, and Six Degrees of Separation (Drama Desk nomination)
earned her four Tony nominations. For Six Degrees of Separation, she received an Obie
Award and Drama League Award for Performance of the Year, as well as an Olivier
Award nomination when she performed the play in London. When she recreated her role
for the film adaptation of Six Degrees of Separation, she was nominated for an Oscar®
and a Golden Globe®.
Channing’s additional film credits include Bright Young Things, Must Love Dogs, The
Business of Strangers, Where the Heart Is, Practical Magic, Twilight, The First Wives'
Club, Smoke, Moll Flanders, Heartburn, Grease, Isn't She Great?, Sparkle, and Multiple
Sarcasms. In 2002, Channing won two Emmy® Awards for her roles as First Lady Abby
Bartlet on NBC’s The West Wing, and for the role of Judy Shepard in The Matthew
Shepard Story, for which she also received a Screen Actors Guild Award. She received a
2005 Daytime Emmy Award for her role in Jack.
Judith Verno has developed television movies and miniseries for Sony Pictures Television for
more than 11 years. Her producing credits include Natalee Holloway, which became the
Lifetime Movie Network's highest rated movie to date, the Lifetime Original Movies Who is
Clark Rockefeller? and Flirting with Forty; Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America, The Hunt for the
BTK Killer, A Perfect Husband, Murder in Greenwich, Into Thin Air, The Long Island Incident,
Casualties of Love and Crowned and Dangerous.
Prior to Sony Pictures Television, Verno worked at New Line Cinema as the manager of
international licensing and at Miramax Films on the marketing campaigns for Sex, Lies and
Videotape, My Left Foot, Cinema Paradiso and Truth or Dare.
Dan Wigutow is probably best known for his precedent-setting true crime mini-series,
which include the Emmy® award-winning Fatal Vision, with Karl Malden and Eva
Marie Saint, the Emmy nominated Blind Faith, the Emmy and Golden Globe®
nominated In a Child's Name, and The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer, with Naomi Watts.
His most recent television credits include Mrs. Miracle starring Doris Roberts and James
Van Der Beek; The Two Mr. Kissels starring John Stamos; The Most Wonderful Time of
the Year with Henry Winkler and Brooke Burns; the CBS romantic comedy Revenge of
the Middle-Aged Woman, starring Christine Lahti; Raising Waylon, with Poppy
Montgomery and Thomas Gibson; the mini-series Guilty Hearts with Olympia Dukakis,
Treat Williams and Marcia Gay Harden; The Color of Love: Jacey’s Story featuring Lou
Gossett Jr. and Gena Rowlands, and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World with Leonard
Nimoy and Peter Gallagher.
Additional television credits include Lifetime Television’s highly rated, Murder on
Pleasant Drive, featuring Kelli Williams and Adam Arkin, Peter Benchley’s The Beast,
starring William Petersen, and Judgment, a highly controversial story about sexual abuse
in the Catholic Church starring Keith Carradine and Blythe Danner for HBO.
Wigutow’s first feature film was the critically acclaimed suspense thriller, Last Embrace,
directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Roy Scheider. He also produced Heaven Help
Us, with Andrew McCarthy, Mary Stuart Masterson and Donald Sutherland; and The
Pursuit of D.B. Cooper starring Robert Duvall and Treat Williams. He traveled to China
with opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti to produce the singer’s visit for the feature
documentary, Distant Harmony: Pavarotti in China.
Wigutow lives on an island off the coast of Maine with his wife Sally.
Produced by Sony Pictures Television for Lifetime Television
Jane ALYSSA MILANO
Michael ERIC WINTER
Hugh IVAN SERGEI
Vivian STOCKARD CHANNING
Directed by MARK PIZNARSKI
Teleplay by JENNIFER HEATH &
and NANCEY SILVERS
Executive Producer JAMES PATTERSON
Executive Producer DAN WIGUTOW
Executive Producer JUDITH VERNO
Producer ALYSSA MILANO
Produced by ANDREW GOLOV
Co-Producer STEVE BOWEN
Co-Producer LEOPOLD GOUT
Director of Photography ADAM SWICA, C.S.C.
Production Designer ALICIA KEYWAN
Edited by HENK VAN EEGHEN
Music by MATEO MESSINA
Casting TAMMARA BILLIK, C.S.A. and
JASON WOOD, C.S.A.
Based on the Book by JAMES PATTERSON and
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