- 1hr 39m
- 1hr 39m
Videos & Photos
Movie Info & Cast
E. T. A. Hoffmann’s classic holiday tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” has been adapted countless times. Alexandre Dumas took a crack at it. Tchaikovsky scored a ballet based on it. And now Disney is adding its own magical reimagining to the list with The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, from director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules). A girl named Clara (Mackenzie Foy) follows a golden thread into a mysterious parallel world to find a very special key that will unlock a priceless gift from her late mother. In the unstable realms of that other land, Clara encounters a soldier named Philip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice, the Sugar Plum Fairy herself (Keira Knightley), and a tyrannical ruler named Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren). The film also stars Morgan Freeman, Richard E. Grant, Eugenio Derbez, Miranda Hart, Matthew Macfadyen, and Jack Whitehall. And keep your eyes open for a special performance from dancer Misty Copeland as – what else? – “The Ballerina."
- Mackenzie Foy
- Tom Sweet
- Meera Syal
- Ellie Bamber
- Matthew Macfadyen
- Nick Mohammed
- Charles Streeter
- Morgan Freeman
- Jayden Fowora-Knight
Did You Know?
- A feature adaptation of "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" by E.T.A. Hoffmann.
- Hawthorne queries what Christmas is, suggesting that the holiday doesn't exist within the four realms, yet within the four realms conifers are explicitly referred to as "Christmas trees" twice.
- [from teaser trailer]
- Drosselmeyer: It's Christmas Eve. A time of mystery, expectations, who knows what might happen?
Atom User Reviews
a mash up of Alice in Wonderland & The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe!
Very beautiful and opulent movie! Great acting, storyline, and detailing. Misty Copeland did a superb job dancing in this film.
Both overstuffed and underwhelming, Disney’s spectacle-driven reimagining of the beloved holiday staple tries to serve many masters, and the result is a family film straining to be both timeless and timely, simultaneously old-fashioned yet cheekily irreverent.
The good news is twofold. Ms. Foy, an accomplished performer, is appealing throughout. And Keira Knightley, as the Sugar Plum Fairy, gives the film several desperately needed jolts of edgy energy.
The Nutcracker’s onslaught of wholesomeness also lays waste to anything that might stand in its way, leaving it crushed under the boot heels of its tin soldiers.