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The Nutcracker in 3D (2010)

PG  |   |  Action, Family, Fantasy  |  8 December 2011 (Hungary)
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Set in 1920s Vienna, this is a tale of a little girl, whose godfather gives her a special doll one Christmas Eve.

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The Rat Queen / Frau Eva
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Max
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The Nutcracker (voice)
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Gielgud (voice)
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Tinker
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Gnomad (as Jonathan Coyne)
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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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8 December 2011 (Hungary)  »

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The Nutcracker: The Untold Story  »

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Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$190,562 (USA) (10 December 2010)
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The music for the songs in this film is adapted from the works of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, who composed the music for the ballet "The Nutcracker". See more »

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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 »

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Soundtracks

You Gotta Hang Loose And Catch The Show
Written by Tim Rice
Music adapted from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "Sugar Plum Fairy" from "The Nutcracker"
Performed by Africa Nile and Hugh Sachs
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Awful.
4 December 2011 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Even the kids hated it. At end daughter asked if we could put it in the rubbish. I wanted to stop watching by halfway.

Holocaust themes, dark and violent for younger children, and lots of rat teeth.

To be fair, make-up and costumes were alright plus Elle Fanning is gorgeous and a talented actress but even as the main redeeming feature she was unable to support this holocaust-themed bastardisation of a ballet. Tim Rice may be good at lyrics but the breaks into song were un-natural and whole thing forced, boring and dreary. Composers would be turning in their graves. I truly hope I never watch this again!


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