The Nutcracker (1993)
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as The Nutcracker
as Herr Drosselmeier
as Sugarplum Fairy
as Candy Cane
as Hot Chocolate
as Hot Chocolate
as Mother Ginger
as Dr. Stahlbaum
as Frau Stahlbaum
as Mouse King
Critic Reviews for The Nutcracker
Kistler is cold and emotionless, but the dancing is euphoric
Audience Reviews for The Nutcracker
Director Emile Ardolino's final film brings to the screen George Balanchine's famed ballet of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. Balanchine's choreography has been restaged by the New York City Ballet under the direction of Peter Martins and features dancers Darci Kistler and Damian Woetzel as the Sugarplum Fairy and her Cavalier. Unfortunately, it also features a smirking and incongruous Macauley Culkin as The Nutcracker. The familiar tale concerns Marie (Jessica Lynn Cohen), a young girl who, at Christmas time, is given a gift of a nutcracker by her godfather, a magician. She also meets his nephew (played by Culkin). When she falls asleep, in her peaceful Christmas Eve dreams, the Nutcracker is transformed into a prince who rescues Marie from a multi-headed Mouse King and takes her on a trip to the Land of Sweets. The film is narrated in hushed tones by Kevin Kline. Oh god what a drag. I can't point out a part in this film that I actually enjoyed. This film is as dry as a 70 year old women's genitals. The choreography might be top notch, and it may contain some good performances. But, I've never been so bored with a film. Fans of the Ballet won't be disappointed, and I guess that's what counts. However, films need to entertain everyone, not just the fan base. I also felt the plot was very weak. The score is superb though. The film feels like a ballet, and unfortunately, that's not a good thing. The film's turned me off to ever seeing a ballet ever. Maybe you just have to be a fan. Who knows? yay, or nay? Nay, unless you want to be bored. FINAL RATING: 4.5/10 [b][u]Films left to review: [/u][/b]Love Actually The Santa Clause The Santa Clause 2 The Santa Clause 3 Elf I'll Be Home For Christmas Jingle All The Way Miracle on 31st street christmas vacation The Grinch The Muppet Christmas Carol The Nightmare Before Christmas Bad Santa Family Man A Christmas Story
I saw this live when I was little. I wonder if Macaulay Culkin was the Nutcracker Prince then? It is a really good ballet and brings back good memories.
Very nice and a very young Macaulay is very surreal to look at knowing he's famous for "Home Alone".
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