3.5

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Biography Drama


 

Charles Dickens needs to write a book to help make ends meet and devotes a few frenetic weeks to the task before self-publishing A Christmas Carol.

The most interesting aspect of this movie is the depiction of the author's creative process to write the book that inspired many festive traditions we now associate with Christmas. It seems perfectly natural when the very well acted characters step off the page, taking on a presence to influence the development of the book they were created in. The surreal is magically blended with the real in this tale. Bah to humbugs.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 30th November 2017
Icon Films 104 mins