The Man Who Invented Christmas Poster

Release Date: November 22nd, 2017

PG|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
Using real-life inspiration and a vivid imagination, author Charles Dickens brings 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, Donald Sumpter, Ger Ryan, Miriam Margolyes, Ian McNeice, Bill Paterson

Director: Bharat Nalluri

Genres: Historical drama, Biography

Production Co: Parallel Films

Distributors: Bleecker Street Media

Ratings & Reviews

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

  • 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

  • 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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