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The Man Who Invented Christmas

In 1843, the celebrated British novelist, Charles Dickens, is at a low point in his career with three flops behind him and his family expenses piling up at home. Determined to recover, Dickens decides to write a Christmas story and self-publish it in less than two months.As Dickens labors writing on such short notice, his estranged father and mother come to bunk with him.
Keywords:  #Bharat Nalluri #Christopher Plummer #Dan Stevens #Miriam Margolyes #The Man Who Invented Christmas
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Detroit News
November 23, 2017
This version of events tends to over-explain the inspiration behind the story, undermining the genius of Dickens as an author.
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December 17, 2017
There's a somewhat contrived jauntiness to this blending of fact and fiction that may leave cynical audiences annoyed. But for those who leave their bah-humbug attitudes at home, it's a wonderfully entertaining take on a classic.
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February 01, 2018
The film's lighthearted tone imagines the author as a sort of literary Forrest Gump, lucking his way into overhearing brilliant dialogue and accidentally crossing paths with people who inspire his most beloved work.
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Toronto Star
November 24, 2017
A surprisingly fresh movie about a story we all know very well.
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Malibu Times
December 18, 2017
An unexpected pleasure.
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Chicago Sun-Times
November 22, 2017
It's filled with so many theatrical flourishes and fantastical touches, one can envision this material as a work for the stage, or even an animated film.
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Alternate Ending
December 26, 2017
An overall very calming, pleasant mediocrity.
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AV Club
November 23, 2017
Nothing against Stevens, but much of the role could have been performed by a cocker spaniel.
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Time Out
November 23, 2017
It pushes its hero off his pedestal but delivers him -- like Tom Hulce's Mozart in Amadeus -- to a much better place, the earthy company of fellow citizens who dream of being inspired.
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ABC Radio Brisbane
December 16, 2017
Given the number of successful adaptations of Dickens' work, what is this film trying to add that hasn't already been achieved?
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New Zealand Herald
December 26, 2017
Just like Stevens as Dickens, The Man Who Invented Christmas is immensely likeable, and undoubtedly will having you leaving the theatre feeling more festive than when you entered.
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Globe and Mail
November 24, 2017
Mainly, the fancy at the centre of The Man Who Invented Christmas provides an unusually kinetic literary biography as the writer races against the clock to master the voices of his obstreperous characters in time for the 25th.
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IMDb: 7
109 min
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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