November 22, 2017

R: November 22nd, 2017 | R: 104 minutes | R: PG

Ok you guys. You know I love Christmas, yes I'm watching all the cheesy Christmas movies, yes I am listening to Christmas music, Yes I'm drinking peppermint mochas and gingerbread lattes everyday.
I was so excited for this movie and had such high hopes but I was so let down...

The movie follows Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens, Beauty and the Beast) as he's riding the wave of success from Oliver Twist, he's had a few flops since - while drowning in debt is trying to write his next hit. He gains inspiration for his next book, A Christmas Carol, from people he randomly meets like Scrooge (Christopher Plummer). The story goes back and forth from Charles' childhood where he worked in a factory to the present where he still struggles with relationships in his family from his father to his wife.

They tried to portray Charles as an eccentric and troubled person, maybe he was like that...idk but I feel like it was over the top. It was really hard to watch the scenes from his childhood working 12 hour days in chemical factories. I was just like this is too much for a Christmas movie! There was no joy until the end when the book is finally done and it's Christmas.

I would not take a child to this movie, there are some disturbing images and they might have nightmares. I left the theater depressed and felt the exactly opposite of how I thought I would feel. Did you see it? Did you like it? Would you have rather just had another Christmas Carol movie? (I know I would!)

I'm just gonna watch Elf 100 times until I feel better!

Rating: 1.5 out of 5

AshleyK Ashley K. (Contributor) is a frequent traveler currently living in San Diego. She's a super nerd who enjoys all kinds of movies and doesn't always think the book was better.
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