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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
DIRECTORS Lasse Hallström, Joe Johnson
CAST Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren
A magical wintery live action adventure based on the classic story as Clara goes into parallel worlds to retrieve a priceless gift from her late mother, meeting friends and foes along the way.
Young Clara misses her mother deeply. One day, she’s transported to a strange parallel realm created by her mother, a genius inventor. After befriending kind soldier Phillip and the Sugar Plum Fairy (Keira Knightley), Clara discovers that there are in fact four such realms, all feuding and under threat from Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren). To restore harmony, Clara must find a mysterious key before she can return home. Lavish and wondrous, this magical, wintery tale is perfect for children who dream of adventure.
(2018 USA 99 mins)
The Nutcracker doesn’t exist in our memories as a story, but as a feeling. It’s an image of the holidays as a time of joyous decadence, where Christmas trees are stacked with ornaments, and every tray is bursting with treats. And despite its strict adherence to convention … The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is successful in capturing that spirit. Clarisse Loughrey, The Independent
BBFC advice: Contains mild threat
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