The Man Who Invented Christmas
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- Dan Stevens
- Mark Schrier
- Patrick Joseph Byrnes
- Miriam Margolyes
- Morfydd Clark
- Justin Edwards
- Cosimo Fusco
- Jasper Hughes Cotter
- James Heffernan
- Aleah Lennon
Did You Know?
- Some of the cast have previously been on TV series Doctor Who.
- The film is set from 1842-43. The background music in the New York theater scene is "Yankee Doodle Dandy". This was written for the play "Little Johnny Jones" in 1904.
- Mr. John Dickens: The mere sight of cows causes her actual, physical pain.
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A story that we've all come to love and cherish, that takes us into the mind, life, and inspiration for the greatest redemption story of all time...
A Christmas present.
There are many pleasures along the way, including the effective evocation of Victorian-era London.
The more that Nalluri tries to connect Dickens’ personal breakthroughs to those of his fictional character, the less authentic it feels. Inadvertently, this forgettable bauble ends up illustrating just how rare and precious true inspiration is.
As a portrait of an author on the verge of a breakthrough, this is a run-of-the-mill, occasionally clumsy biopic; as for contextualizing Christmas, it never explains how it functioned before Dickens and only briefly mentions how it changed after him.