The Man Who Invented Christmas

How Charles Dickens wrote ’’A Christmas Carol’’ and created a tradition.


The Man Who Invented Christmas
This is the back story about how Charles Dickens came to write his famous novel ’’A Christmas Carol.’’ This led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters from the story. We follow Charles as he mixes 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.

104 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Biographical, Comedy, Drama, Family, On the art circuit.

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Credits

Cast
Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Callow, Miriam Margolyes, Ian McNeice, Morfydd Clark
Director
Bharat Nalluri
ScreenplaySusan Coyne, from the book by Les Standiford
MusicMychael Danna
CinematographyBen Smithard
EditingStephen O'Connell, Jamie Pearson
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2017
Produced byMazur / Kaplan Company, The Mob Film Company, Parallel Films, Rhombus Media

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama, biopic
LanguageLow impact, infrequent.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG for thematic elements and some mild language
Runtime104
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
8 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
4
Violence
1
Sex
0
Language
1
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Frank Scheck quote iconNo humbug with this Dickens delight.
10
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconI found it an enjoyable, entertaining and imaginative look at the general creative process as well as the creation of ’’A Christmas Carol’’ in particular.
12
Metacritic.com
31 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
109 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon 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.
16
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
13
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconHeartfelt take on idea for Charles Dickens holiday classic.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
9 users
12
Rottentomatoes users
2455 users
16
IMDB
463 Netizens
14
The Movie DB
Community
10

Average .. 65%

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