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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
Aaron Michael Drozin ...
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) (28 November 2010)

Gross:

$190,562 (USA) (12 December 2010)
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Trivia

Elle Fanning's character is named Mary, her own real first name. See more »

Goofs

As Uncle Albert sings the song about the pebble to Father and Mother in the study and the camera moves back and forth the ink smudge on Father's right ring finger changes in size and colour. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Albert: Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
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Connections

Version of The Nutcracker (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Story of a Boy
Written by Tim Rice
Music adapted from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker"
Performed by Nathan Lane
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What were they thinking!!!
18 November 2011 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

I'm sure there's been the occasional viewer that wonders why I do get so angry about movies sometimes. Well, films are something that I'm very passionate about, every movie that I've seen goes from that is praised with comments or hate with every cell of my brain.

And speaking of the literal Devil, we have ourselves "The Nutcracker in 3D"!!!

...This is the worst movie I've ever seen!!!! First of all, Anderi Konchalovsky directed this crap! He previously directed "Runaway Train" and the TV-movie "The Odyssey". I can't accept this!!! How is that possible that he went from a groundbreaking movie and a cult fantasy film to This?!?

What's the point on making a movie with Nazi Rats (They are Mice in the original story, you idiots!!!) that burn toys like how they did to the Jews?!?

OK, if Konchalovsky wanted to make a despotic movie with Nazis represented like greedy rats and other political animal-alike allusions that's OK! It's interesting! ...But leave the classic story of the Nutcracker alone!!!

It would be like... If I make a movie about the tale of Aladdin, where Aladdin is Obama, Jafar is a Bin Laden, Agrabah a New York-alike city destroyed by terrorist attacks and The Genie be an incarnation of Uncle Sam! Oh, and all this weird despotic crap pretended to be a "kids movie". No!No!No!!! That's not how it works!!! I'll describe the two scenes that mostly offended me: the Rat King, after performing a bad-choreographed musical number, kills a shark inside a tank by electrocuting it with a light!!! The second one, the Rat King suddenly rips off the head of a living Drummer Boy with bare hands and for a few seconds he plays volleyball with his Nazi-soldiers using the head of the poor guy and than replace it and act like nothing happened! You know, for KIDS!

But of course, these are the images that comes to your mind when you think of the Nutcracker! ...Nazi creatures that burn toys, kill sharks and play volleyball with the head of their victims HELLO?!?

The movie is an awful waste of money and talent(...If there was ANY!!!), and it sucks balls because for the unappealing Nazi characters, the awful 3D effect and for turning Tchaikovsky's music into horrendous songs that makes "Marry the Mole" look like Bohemian Rhapsody!!!

And I'm not the only person who thinks this "movie" in an abomination: 0% on Rotten Tomatoes! And Roger Ebert said: "The Nutcracker in 3D is one of those rare holiday movies that may send children screaming under their seats." In fact, no kid went to see this movie! The Nutcraker in 3D was a giant NUT-BOMB at the box office!!!

This movie is one of those rare movies that can insult the intelligence of Anybody. Do not watch it.


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