Released this holiday season we are told the story of Charles Dickens and how he wrote the Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol. Dickens (Dan Stevens),already a successful author is coming off a not so good run of books published and is facing pressure from publishers and his home life to create a new hit just as big as his classic Oliver Twist.
We meet the family, friends and brief encounters who build and inspire the characters he creates while also putting some of his own personal demons into the infamous lead character Mr. Scrooge. Brought to life in front of us are the characters as the author plays out his thoughts, lead by legend Christopher Plummer as Scrooge. With only six weeks before Christmas, then just a holiday that passed people by, Dickens is determined to get this story out there by the holiday to show the world the happiness and charity to be given with families, friends and strangers. The film was quite an enjoyable holiday film, funny and dramatic as the author deals with his own struggles of his past and how closely he could become Scrooge himself after the struggles he faces because of his father played by the great Jonathan Pryce. I will be adding it to my list of Christmas movies to watch each year joined by the film versions of his holiday classic, though personally for me Muppets Christmas Carol is my go to version.