The new Disney production of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL is perhaps one of the most perfect versions of the film I have ever seen. Yes, that's my opinion,and it's for an animated version at that!
I have seen every version of A Christmas Carol out there, even the ones where Scrooge is a woman. I like the black and white versions from the 1930s and 1940s, the televisions versions starring George C. Scott and Patrick Stewart, the American version starring Henry Winkler, even the cartoon version with Mr. Magoo. And actually I like them all.
But this film starring Jim Carrey, Colin Firth (Mr. Darcy to you P&P fans), Bob Hoskins, and Robin Wright Penn, is spectacular. So true to the book that some of the spoken lines are taken directly from the novel's pages, this is most definately NOT a children's movie. If you have young kids, do not take them to see this. There are some frightening scenes that are very intense.
Jim Carrey did an amazing job. His interpretation of Ebenezer Scrooge was spot on. The rest of the cast supported him in giving the viewer a trip down a wonderful road that will help you get in the holiday spirit.
I admit that I was a bit trepidacious about a Disney version of this story. Directed by Robert Zemekus and done in the same style as his film "A Polar Express" I think if you are a fan of this story you are in for a treat. The song as the closing credits roll sung by Andrea Boccelli, "God Bless Us Everyone" is a reason to stay after the ending. I strongly recommend this film. Have fun!
When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? To surrender dreams--this may be madness; to seek treasure where there is only trash. Too much sanity may be madness! But maddest of all--to see life as it is and not as it should be.
I have been married for over 27 years to my husband Stan. We have two sons, AJ (26) and Kevin (24). We have two crazy dogs named Jasper and Riley. I love my life, my family and have a strong faith that directs me.
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