A Christmas Carol (1999)

Posted By on March 13, 2011

[singlepic id=5850 w=225 h=500 float=left]Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by three ghosts who attempt to show him the error of his miserly ways.

Date: 1999
Director: David Hugh Jones
Writers: Peter Barnes, Charles Dickens
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Joel Grey, Desmond Barrit, Bernard, Lloyd
Runtime: 1:34:25
ASIN: 0780623746

Jeff’s Review:

As you can imagine, I’ve seen a lot of adaptations of ‘A Christmas Carol’, and I do find myself rolling my eyes easily as I go into them, but I must say I quite enjoyed this take with Patrick Stewart playing Ebenezer Scrooge. Stewart lends a particular gravitas in places (as well as a quirky, corny humour in others) but his transition from miser to kind-hearted, for me, was quite interesting to watch. The movie suffers from some budget problems, but not nearly as much as you’d expect from a made-for-tv movie. But really, that doesn’t matter, whenever you’re watching A Christmas Carol, it all centers on the believability and strength of the lead character, and in Patrick Stewart, we have a very believable and worthwhile performance and film.

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About The Author

Jeff knows a thing or two about Christmas. His Christmas music collection is rivalled only by his Christmas video collection, and that's what he's been focusing on lately since the music end is pretty well covered on the Interwebs. He has no special qualifications for reviewing these videos, but he knows what he likes.


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