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 irresponsibly, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bill Paterson and Miriam Margolyes have both appeared in adaptations of Little Dorrit, one of Charles Dickens' later works. Paterson as Mr. Meagles appeared in the 2008 BBC miniseries adaptation, while Margolyes as Flora Finching appeared in the 1987 adaptation. See more »
The film is set from 1842-43. The background music in the New York theater scene is "Yankee Doodle Dandy". This was written for the play "Little Johnny Jones" in 1904. See more »
Possibly one of the best Dickens' movies i've ever seen...it reached the depths of possibility of how the story might have been conceived and born to page. Very well done and i loved it! Christopher Plummer at his best and the rest of the cast equal. Thank you
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