Lifetime TV movie review: Sundays at Tiffany’s

Every Sunday, Jane Claremont [Alyssa Milano] would go to Tiffany’s with her oblivious, self-centered mother Vivian [Stockard Channing]. She would always bring along her imaginary friend Michael. Based on the best-selling novel by James Patterson, Sundays at Tiffany’s presents a sweet fable about a precocious girl who outgrows her imagination.. But has she truly forgotten that inner-child? Now Jane appears to be engaged to a vapid actor [Ivan Sergei] who’s using the marriage to advance his theatrical career.

Jane and her mom run a highly successful theater. Instead of pursuing her dream of writing, Jane stepped into the family business. On the surface of course, her life seems enviable as she’s dating a sought after star, appears on Page Six and lives in a fabulous apartment. One day, seemingly out of nowhere, a grown-up Michael appears to assist Jane in deciding if this marriage is truly what will make her happy. They spend time planning Jane’s wedding, talking until all hours of the morning and playing in the snow and around the city. Sure the story is a bit hokey. Just suspend reality here and it’s cutesy. Without Milano, Sundays at Tiffany’s would fail. She articulates her character’s doubts through quirky tics and physical humor. Sundays at Tiffany’s proves to be quite delightful.

Premieres Monday, December 6, 2010 at 9pm ET/PT on Lifetime Movie Network.

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