The Man Who Invented Christmas Reviews
Loosely based on the biography of Charles Dickens, this is a slightly touching retelling of the events that transpired and contributed to the creation of his most well known novel.
The movie emphasizes the fact that we all make mistakes and no matter how many mistakes we make we can always go back and fix them no matter what your past is it doesn't determine your future it talk about how your spouse can, your soulmate can be the energy & the power that keep pushing you forward that understands your flaw and imperfections & loves you even in spite of them but mostly talks about "Goodness" & that good always comes back to you
Well I'm a a big fan of both Charles Dickens and of Christmas, so I was always going to enjoy this movie. And I did enjoy it, made more so as I was familiar with all of the references and characters. It is not a heavy film, and is mostly family friendly. After a slowish start the main story then begins and it uses some clever tricks to depict Dickens' thought and imaginings. I did have a few small issues though: Dickens in real life was much more confident and self-assured, and I thought the Blacking Factory sub-plot, though accurate, was overused. I would also have liked to see more title text information at the end describing how Dickens did in fact re-invent Christmas and make certain symbols and customs more popular. But overall this is an entertaining and well set period movie which will no doubt become a family favourite at Christmas.