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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

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

The Rat King: [to Mary] Are you going to tell me where the Prince is, or shall I bite your fingers off one by one? Let's start with the little finger.
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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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I found the Nutcracker entertaining and dramatic without being sickly sweet
11 December 2015 | by susansollySee all my reviews

This film has received some negative reviews but in comparison with many of the Christmas offerings which offer schmaltzy sentimental rubbish this has some drama and tight spots and you are drawn into the action. The nut cracker when returned to life lacks charisma which the toy seems to have through only the voice. The contrast between Mary and her brother Max is nicely realised.

Of course there is a sense of history and some scenes are reminiscent of the book burning under the Nazis and the dating of the plot as the 1920 can tend to emphasis this.

The special effects are good and the rat faces well made


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