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The Man Who Invented Christmas
  • PG
  • 1h 44m
  • 2017
Certified Fresh80%
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The Man Who Invented Christmas tells the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol. Directed by Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day), the film shows how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today.

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Critics Consensus: The Man Who Invented Christmas adds holiday magic to the writing of A Christmas Carol, putting a sweetly revisionist spin on the story behind a classic yuletide tale.
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Heartfelt take on idea for Charles Dickens holiday classic.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Man Who Invented Christmas is a fictionalized take on how English author Charles Dickens came up with A Christmas Carol. Dickens (Dan Stevens) is desperate for a story idea when a series of strangers, relatives, and friends inspires him to write about miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), a character whose presence begins to invade Dickens' life. There's little iffy content aside from a use of "ass" and a few possibly disturbing flashbacks to when Dickens, as a child, is forced to work in a factory after his father is imprisoned, as well as a scene in which a rich man tells Dickens that poor folks should hurry up and die since they don't serve a purpose in society. Ultimately, the film expresses the same sentiments as the classic story -- about Christmas being a perfect time to show compassion, empathy, charity, and generosity.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:November 22, 2017
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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