• The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Release Date: November 22nd, 2017

DVD Release Date: March 6th, 2018

PG |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

In 1843 London, author Charles Dickens finds himself in financial trouble after writing three unsuccessful novels in a row. Desperate for a hit, Dickens relies on real-life inspiration and his vivid imagination to bring Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters to life in "A Christmas Carol," forever changing the holiday season into the celebration known today.

Cast: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Justin Edwards, Morfydd Clark, Donald Sumpter, Miles Jupp, Simon Callow

Director: Bharat Nalluri

Genres: Biography , Historical drama

Production Co: Parallel Films, Rhombus Media

Distributors: Bleecker Street Media

Keywords: Heartwarming, Creative, Charming, London, Marriage, Wife, Quest, Amusing, Office, Transformation, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    The more that Nalluri tries to connect Dickens’ personal breakthroughs to those of his fictional character, the less authentic it feels. Inadvertently, this forgettable bauble ends up illustrating just how rare and precious true inspiration is. show more

  • 70
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    There are many pleasures along the way, including the effective evocation of Victorian-era London. show more

  • 50
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    As a portrait of an author on the verge of a breakthrough, this is a run-of-the-mill, occasionally clumsy biopic; as for contextualizing Christmas, it never explains how it functioned before Dickens and only briefly mentions how it changed after him. show more

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