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The Nutcracker in 3D (2010)

In 1920s Vienna, a young girl receives a magical doll on Christmas Eve.

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(as Andrei Konchalovsky)

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(screenplay) (as Andrei Konchalovsky), (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Philipps ...
Dr. Freud
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Dr. Freud's Niece
Kriszta Dorogi ...
Dr. Freud's Niece
Dániel Mogács ...
Trolley Bus Orchestra Conductor
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Stuart Hopps ...
Butler / The Rat Queen's Servant
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Max
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Father
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Mother / The Snow Fairy (as Yulia Visotskaya)
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Frau Eva / The Rat Queen
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Gnomad (as Jonathan Coyne)
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The Nutcracker (voice)
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Daniel Peacock ...
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Storyline

1920s Vienna. Nine-year-old Mary lives in a home filled with lovely things and loneliness. Bothered by bratty brother Max and neglected by well intentioned, but distracted, parents, she yearns for companionship and adventure. On Christmas Eve, Mary's beloved Uncle Albert arrives with the gift of a wooden nutcracker doll. Later that night, Mary's imagination brings the doll to life. Introducing himself as "NC," he takes her on a wondrous journey through a stunning dimension where toys assume human form and everything appears ten times larger. But danger lurks. An army of toothy rat creatures, led by the flamboyant Rat King and his devious mother, has unleashed a plot to overthrow humanity. When NC is captured and placed under a paralytic spell, Mary, Max and a spirited band of toy sidekicks must rescue him from the Rat King's clutches and thwart his wicked plans to 'ratify' the world. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for thematic material, scary images, action and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 December 2011 (Hungary)  »

Also Known As:

The Nutcracker: The Untold Story  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$65,894 (USA) (26 November 2010)

Gross:

$190,562 (USA) (10 December 2010)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Uncle Albert was hinted throughout the movie to be famous scientist Albert Einstein through references to relativity and even E=mc^2 appearing at one point. This would match up because Albert Einstein was alive at the time of the movie and lived in Germany, very close to Austria. See more »

Goofs

When the Rat Queen bites the Rat King's ear as a punishment for being whiny, he stumbles away from her, pressing a hand to his ear and crying "You bit me!", looking very pained. However, when the Rat Queen stops yelling at him, you can still see him standing in the same position and with the same pained expression, but in the next shot (a second later), he's standing in a quite normal position, looking angry rather than pained. See more »

Quotes

The Snow Fairy: [as Mary watches the ballerina snowflakes dancing in the air] Aren't they beautiful?
Mary: Oh, yes.
The Snow Fairy: You can join the dance if you like.
Mary: But I can't fly.
The Snow Fairy: How do you know if you've never tried?
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Connections

Version of Nutcracker! (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Tim Rice
Music adapted from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by John Turturro and chorus
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Objectively Bad Film
22 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Make no bones about it, this movie sucks. It does have some meriting factors--interesting set design and production. And that's pretty much it! Writing, directing and acting: ham-fisted at best. The songs are TERRIBLE, the film's themes are all over the place and forget about any sense of continuity. Inexplicably, the main character's uncle is Albert Einstein who deigns it necessary to sing a dreary diddy about relativity and the rats are Nazis because... who knows?! The biggest disappointment: the stupid looking Nutcracker (who goes by NC!) that looks like an unimaginative Pinocchio. Glad to see this film bombed at the box office, hard.


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