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November 16, 2018
I wish we had more movies with such acting, such a script, such directing, such costumes and sets.
November 8, 2018
Very funny, laughed quite a bit while watching it on my flight back home from Bkk on 5 Nov 2018. Wonderful performances by all,
October 31, 2018
It's fascinating to delve deep into the mind of Charles Dickens as he raced to write a renowned and beloved Christmas story that still affects the way the holiday is celebrated today. Dan Stevens does a marvelous job in his portrayal of Dickens but it's the delightful way the movie tells the story behind the author's inspiration for A Christmas Carol that makes The Man Who Invented Christmas a magical experience.
October 24, 2018
i enjoyed using boxxy software .The style of the movie reminds me of Tim Burton
October 1, 2018
Sumptuous production values lift this vibrant telling of Mr Dickens's life and work well above the average. Art direction, sets, lighting and slick CGI combine to take us back to those grim days of 1840s England. Christopher Plumber's Scrooge is almost frighteningly lifted from the pages of this iconic book and analysed - but for me, Dan Steven's Dickens was at times a little over the top (but maybe Charles might have been this scatty, along the lines of Mozart?) Having the books characters interact with their creator injects some amazing depth into many scenes -it also allows us to look into Charles's rather tortured childhood. Good script, direction and music keep this, at times, overly chaotic movie pretty much on track. It would also quite certainly seem that Mr Dickens classic book was responsible for bringing the Christmas spirit back firmly into British life, and indeed the world - contributions to charity increased (a good thing to achieve indeed!) and Christmas Cards were introduced (although in certain respects, this is perhaps more in line with the commercialisation of Christmas -not so good) - but, not so sure about the title - may be the film could have had a more imaginative name...?
September 29, 2018
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.
½ August 31, 2018
A very enjoyable and interesting portrayal of the creation of A Christmas Carol.
August 9, 2018
This movie somehow manages to do the impossible and make "A Christmas Carol" feel fresh again. It's intriguing to see the story behind the story and how Charles Dickens blended reality with fantasy to create one of the world's most beloved stories. A must-see at Christmas for sure.
July 27, 2018
July 9, 2018
Very sweet Christmas tale.
½ July 4, 2018
I really liked this. That climax left much to be desired, though. The confrontation between Dickens and Scrooge as the final chapter was being written was played up as if it were clever, deep, and mind-blowing (when it was none of those things). They did some overshooting in that scene. But overall, it was a very pleasant viewing experience.
June 15, 2018
Dan Stevens (IV) rocks!
June 11, 2018
This was an amazing movie. I really enjoyed it and I thought it was very well done. I highly recommend seeing this movie.
½ May 30, 2018
Not a missed note: script, direction,acting, set, costume, everything about the adaptation is first rate. Christopher Plummer is the best Scrooge ever.
May 20, 2018
It is slow and dark. Why are all movies lately so dark one can barely make out the people on screen.
May 17, 2018
Wow what an emotional rollercoaster this is an amazing biography with the perfect fantasy .. I mean it's the perfect family movie it's a great Christmas movie the acting is phenomenal & it's a movie for all ages and all times bravo..
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
May 10, 2018
The Man Who Invented Christmas is a 2017 biographical drama film directed by Bharat Nalluri.
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.
April 25, 2018
Fantastic story and neat to see how a book is formed. Always loved the story. I always consider a movie good when I'm vested in the characters. And that's exactly what has happened here. Very inspiring!
April 13, 2018
A terrific spin on how A Chistmas Carol was written.....Bravo.
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