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The Nutcracker in 3D (2010)

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In 1920s Vienna, a young girl receives a magical doll on Christmas Eve.

Director:

Andrey Konchalovskiy (as Andrei Konchalovsky)

Writers:

Andrey Konchalovskiy (screenplay) (as Andrei Konchalovsky), Chris Solimine (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Philipps ... Dr. Freud
Fernanda Dorogi ... Dr. Freud's Niece
Kriszta Dorogi ... Dr. Freud's Niece
Dániel Mogács ... Trolley Bus Orchestra Conductor
Elle Fanning ... Mary
Stuart Hopps ... Butler / The Rat Queen's Servant
Aaron Michael Drozin ... Max
Nathan Lane ... Uncle Albert
Richard E. Grant ... Father
Yuliya Vysotskaya ... Mother / The Snow Fairy (as Yulia Visotskaya)
Frances de la Tour ... Frau Eva / The Rat Queen
Jonny Coyne ... Gnomad (as Jonathan Coyne)
Shirley Henderson ... The Nutcracker (voice)
Peter Elliott ... Gielgud
Daniel Peacock ... Gielgud
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Storyline

1920s Vienna. Nine-year-old Mary lives in a home filled with lovely things and loneliness. Bothered by bratty brother Max and neglected by well intentioned, but distracted, parents, she yearns for companionship and adventure. On Christmas Eve, Mary's beloved Uncle Albert arrives with the gift of a wooden nutcracker doll. Later that night, Mary's imagination brings the doll to life. Introducing himself as "NC," he takes her on a wondrous journey through a stunning dimension where toys assume human form and everything appears ten times larger. But danger lurks. An army of toothy rat creatures, led by the flamboyant Rat King and his devious mother, has unleashed a plot to overthrow humanity. When NC is captured and placed under a paralytic spell, Mary, Max and a spirited band of toy sidekicks must rescue him from the Rat King's clutches and thwart his wicked plans to 'ratify' the world. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material, scary images, action and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | Hungary

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 2011 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nutcracker: The Untold Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,944, 28 November 2010

Gross USA:

$195,459

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,438,006
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Uncle Albert was hinted throughout the movie to be famous scientist Albert Einstein through references to relativity and even E=mc^2 appearing at one point. This would match up because Albert Einstein was alive at the time of the movie and lived in Germany, very close to Austria. See more »

Goofs

As Uncle Albert sings the song about the pebble to Father and Mother in the study and the camera moves back and forth the ink smudge on Father's right ring finger changes in size and colour. See more »

Quotes

The Rat King: [to Mary] Are you going to tell me where the Prince is, or shall I bite your fingers off one by one? Let's start with the little finger.
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Soundtracks

You Gotta Hang Loose And Catch The Show
Written by Tim Rice
Music adapted from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "Sugar Plum Fairy" from "The Nutcracker"
Performed by Africa Nile and Hugh Sachs
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Attention to detail please
30 December 2010 | by impact2011See all my reviews

I saw this movie with my wife and daughter (7) in America recently, we are from Ireland. We were excited to go and see it as it is the only story written in which my daughter name is used. Unfortunately we were very disappointed when we realized the main characters name was changed to Mary. In the original story and ballet the little girl's name is 'Clara', in future productions please pay attention to the small details. As for the movie it was entertaining the story follows the ballet version to a point but is let down by the lack of music. The main focus seemed to be placed on the special effects in which the Nut Cracker and Clara are transported to the princes world, The Rat King played by John Turturro was well done he is a very fine actor. The make-up on the rats and the rat king was more akin to 'The Grinch' movie starring Jim Carrey than something more original. What was good was the color used, the sets and the overall production it had the Christmas feel to some degree. The movie unfortunately is let down by the lack of music, the acting and particularly the connection between Clara and the Nut Cracker. Overall this movie is not great.


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