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The Nutcracker in 3D (2010)

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

Director:

Andrey Konchalovskiy (as Andrei Konchalovsky)

Writers:

Andrey Konchalovskiy (screenplay) (as Andrei Konchalovsky), Chris Solimine (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Philipps Richard Philipps ... Dr. Freud
Fernanda Dorogi ... Dr. Freud's Niece
Kriszta Dorogi Kriszta Dorogi ... Dr. Freud's Niece
Dániel Mogács Dániel Mogács ... Trolley Bus Orchestra Conductor
Elle Fanning ... Mary
Stuart Hopps Stuart Hopps ... Butler / The Rat Queen's Servant
Aaron Michael Drozin Aaron Michael Drozin ... Max
Nathan Lane ... Uncle Albert
Richard E. Grant ... Father
Yuliya Vysotskaya ... Mother / The Snow Fairy (as Yulia Visotskaya)
Frances de la Tour ... Frau Eva / The Rat Queen
Jonny Coyne ... Gnomad (as Jonathan Coyne)
Shirley Henderson ... The Nutcracker (voice)
Peter Elliott ... Gielgud
Daniel Peacock Daniel Peacock ... Gielgud
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK | Hungary

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 2011 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nutcracker: The Untold Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,894, 28 November 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$190,562, 12 December 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,178,959, 16 December 2010
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 Gielgud shows Mary the secret passage through the mirror, he repeatedly touches the glass without leaving any fingerprints although the glass is covered in dust and Mary did leave fingerprints when touching it in an earlier scene. See more »

Quotes

Mary: [Mary picks up a piece of paper from the street] What is this?
Gielgud: [They silently read the flyer, which says "Do the Rat Thing. Vote for Ratification. Rex Rat"] The Rat King wants to turn everyone Rat.
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Connections

Version of The Nutcracker (2008) See more »

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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Excellent Christmas fare for children
1 November 2011 | by reinhardgehlen3See all my reviews

Entertaining film for children. I will not allow political prejudices to cloud my feelings about this film. The principal characters and their dialogue is easy to follow for children, costumes are colorful and location/scenery is pleasant. All pluses for children. If you are looking for period ballet sequences, you should not view. Again, this film is most agreeable to children - all my grandchildren enjoyed this film, and have asked to view it more than once. My only regret is that I should have waited until December to allow the young ones to view this Christmas theme.

Don't allow the distraction of others with political agendas to influence your decision to allow children to enjoy this excellent work.


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