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An American twist on a Dickens classic! It's Christmas Eve at the height of the Great Depression, and Benedict Slade is ruining what little hope the townspeople have left by repossessing their property. Alone in his apartment, he's visited by three ghosts who show him tragic consequences if he doesn't change. Stars Henry Winkler. Dove approved (12+). Approx. 96 minutes.
Vendor: Gaiam Americas
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no oneWaterloo, IAAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5An American Christmas CarolJanuary 28, 2015no oneWaterloo, IAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is an awesome movie! A similar telling of the scrooge movie, but not as scary for my little ones.
GRAndmaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great family movie, a must have at every home.November 28, 2013GRAndmaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5American Christmas Carol, a classic movie a must have in every home, at every library, Great family movie, Many great lessons to learn about how we must be grateful for everything we have, we are not to take things for granted nor people. We live in a very materialistic society we must continue to teach our family and grandchildren about the value of family,, work, sacrifice, faith, and blessings from God that we have so much when others have so little, or basically nothing and yet everything you must pass on to others such as donation of clothing or food it means so much for those that have nothing. Please do not forget our Homeless veterans. Thank you.
reader88Gallipolis, OHAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5ReflectiveJanuary 17, 2013reader88Gallipolis, OHAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This storyline makes you evaluate your life and how you have treated people
SuziMaplewood, MNAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5January 13, 2013SuziMaplewood, MNAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A very brilliant retelling of Dickens classic tale! One of the difficulties of approaching such a timless story is how do you make it feel fresh but still retain it's familiarity.
In this case the story is reimagined durring the Great Depression. Henry Winkler, best known as The Fonz on Happy Days is convincing as Benedict Slade, the Scrooge figure in this story. Not once do you wait for him to say "Aye!" and give some one a thumbs up.
Slade is a repo man in the Great Depression taking the things of greatest value from his lenders becasue they can't pay bills. Slade's put upon worker, Thatcher an anagram of Cratchet) has seen enough. He urges Slade to reopen the mines, and therfore help put people back to work so they could actually pay. Slade will hear none of it and fires Thatcher.
That is when he is guided by the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. The Spirits all have their unique twist to them. The most humerous is the Spirit of Christmas Future decked out in Disco chains, since the story is set in the 1920s, Disco would be the future.
All of the themes of redemption, generosity, hope, and the true spirit of Christmas are present in this film.
A Christams Carol is justifiably called a timelss tale, and this reimagining just proves it.
GaryG62southern NJAge: 45-54Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5A favorite!December 17, 2012GaryG62southern NJAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I try to find this movie every year since it first aired. Not long ago I got rid of my cable company, so in effect, I have no TV. Upon discovering this DVD, I had to snatch it up! But I was a little disappointed that it was NOT caption-ready. Positive side of that was the camera work was good enough to lip-read where needed by me.