The Man Who Invented Christmas

THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS

Review: Tells the magical story that led to the creation of the novel ‘A Christmas Carol’.
Director: Bharat Nalluri
Actors: Dan Stevens, Patrick Joseph Byrnes, Miriam Margolyes, Morfydd Clark, Justin Edwards, Cosimo Fusco, David McSavage, Ian McNeice, Miles Jupp, Jonathan Pryce, Bill Paterson, Christopher Plummer and Simon Callow
Year: 2017
Genre: Biography, Comedy and Drama
Conclusion: 2/5
As good as Dan Stevens is I did find him rather miscast in this. I didn’t think he was right for the role and felt a much older actor would have been more suitable. It is always a pleasure to see Simon Callow and I felt that the screen lit up once he was on. Great to see Christopher Plummer playing Scrooge. I could see that he enjoyed playing that part he was given. Fantastic cast list but for me the whole film just didn’t work. There wasn’t one bit where I got excited or interested in the story. I did find that it would work better as a mini TV series rather than an 1hr 44min film. 

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