When her niece is cast in The Philadelphia Ballet's production of the Nutcracker, a jaded ex-ballerina is forced to come to terms with the life and love she left behind.
Did You Know?
Although The Nutcracker is arguably the most famous ballet work in the world and its composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
, is still considered the greatest ballet composer of all time, Tchaikovsky's name is nowhere to be found in the film's credits or even rates a mention anywhere in the film. However, in the Closed Captions, the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy is twice identified as "Tchaikovsky's 'The Nutcracker'" and the Russian Dance is identified as "Tchaikovsky's Russian Dance". (However the immediately preceding Spanish Dance is identified as "whimsical music". Throughout, the closed captioning identification of the music is haphazard and quixotic.) See more