In 1843, the celebrated British novelist, Charles Dickens, is at a low point in his career with three flops behind him and his family expenses piling up at home. Determined to recover, Dickens decides to write a Christmas story and self-publish it in less than two months. As Dickens labors writing on such short notice, his estranged father and mother come to bunk with him. Still haunted by painful memories of his father ruining his childhood by his financial irresponsibility, Dickens develops a writer's block which seems to have no solution. As such, Dickens must face his personal demons epitomized through his characters, especially in his imagined conversations with Ebenezer Scrooge. Now with a looming deadline, Dickens struggles for inspiration against his frustrations and his characters' opinions in a literary challenge creating a classic tale that would define the essential soul of modern Christmas.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
Simon Callow has previously appeared in David Copperfield (1986), which was adapted from Charles Dickens' autobiographical novel of the same name. Callow appeared as the eccentric debtor Wilkins Micawber, whom Dickens based on his own father, John Dickens. See more »
Almost all of Dickens's worked appeared as monthly serials before being published as books. A Christmas Carol is one of very few that appeared just as a book. See more »
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In 1843 London, author Charles Dickens finds himself in financial trouble after writing three unsuccessful novels in a row. Desperate for a hit, Dickens relies on real-life inspiration and his vivid imagination to bring Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters to life in "A Christmas Carol," forever changing the holiday season into the celebration known today.
Well made. Lots of fun. "Most" likely will grow in popularity in the years to come.
The film is so well made and acted that you will want to watch it Now instead of waiting for Christmas
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