“No one is useless in this world,”
Outstanding. A mashup of historical biography and fantasy. Nalluri, Coyne and Standiford take viewers into the soul of Charles Dickens as he almost doesn’t create A Christmas Carol in 1843. The pace and production values exactly match the theme. Dan Stevens is great; Christopher Plummer is incredible.
“We must not disturb the poet when the divine frenzy is upon him.”
Before seeing it, remind yourself of both the story and Dicken’s biography, otherwise nothing that follows will seem quite so wondrous. Before taking children to see this, adults should see it themselves. Many children will find it uninteresting; a few will be distressed.
“If Tiny Tim dies, what’s the point?”
Tempted to take a star from every movie review for the last month, if only to dramatize the excellence of this film.
“The characters won’t do what I want.”
Make no mistake, this movie is thoughtful and introspective. It will not appeal to many. However, for some it will become a holiday classic: the reflective piece for people with feelings, as opposed to the rubbish that amuses people who only feel.
“I beg you, let me do some good before I die.”