The Man Who Invented Christmas | KT Review

I actually watched The Man Who Invented Christmas a week ago, in November, when someone posted about it on Twitter. Suggesting anyone with writer friends give it a watch. I was intrigued by the idea that this Christmas story might be more than I at first realised. And I have to admit, I laughed and clapped all the way through. This is the story of how Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol and changed the way the world viewed Christmas – ghosts an’ all. And if you didn’t get to see it in the cinemas it is available on Netflix. 

The Man Who Invented Christmas on Netflix

The story of Charles Dickens and how he came up with, wrote, and self-published The Christmas Carol. A book which he hopes will solve his mounting financial problems and all seems to be going swimmingly (if not smoothly) until he encounters writer’s block. The dreaded, frustrating, invisible mental barrier to finishing the story. Even his characters refuse to help.

Starring Dan Stevens (Legion, Beauty and the Beast), Mark Schrier (The Last Days on Mars, Lockout), Patrick Joseph Byrnes (The Devil’s Advocate, Snowden), Mirian Margoyles (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Trollied), Morfydd Clark (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, The Alienist), Justin Edwards (Love & Friendship, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret), and Cosimo Fusco (Anges & Demons, Gone in 60 Seconds).

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I will watch it again – Probably before Christmas is done this year. Loved this film. Its kinda like the JK Rowling story of how the book came to be. Beautifully shot with a whole host of characters who not only give a little insight into the writing process but also the mania that takes hold once a story gets itself embedded in the brain. Plus, there are lines from the book itself as Charles Dickens comes up with them as well as a look at how the life of the author influenced this book in particular. 

4.5 Stars

A very Christmasy film that would be amazing with the family on Christmas eve/day/ or boxing day. With Christmasy food and drink, a box of choccies, a hot chocolate, a little something warming. 

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