Director: Bharat Nalluri
Starring: Dan Stephens, Christopher Plumber, Morfydd Clark, Jonathan Pryce, Justin Edwards, Roisin Whelan
Charles Dickens (Dan Stephens) is a young writer who has enjoyed great success with Oliver Twist but has hit a writer’s block. Now in desperate need to recover from several flops and facing impending insolvency, he must come up with a winning idea for his next book. Accompanied with his good-humoured friend and unpaid literary agent, John Forster (Justin Edwards), they endeavour to survive. In a moment of defiant madness, Dickens promises his publisher he will come up with a Christmas book which is six weeks away. Drawing on inspiration from his dark childhood and interweaving them with real-life events, and his dreams and hallucinations, he invents Scrooge (Christopher Plumber), who with a host of characters, help him write A Christmas Carol. This is a charming and watchable Christmas film full of great performances from a sterling cast. A must for all but will interest all Dickens fans for it is full of Easter eggs.