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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)

A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mackenzie Foy ... Clara
Tom Sweet ... Fritz
Meera Syal ... Cook
Ellie Bamber ... Louise
Matthew Macfadyen ... Mr. Stahlbaum
Nick Mohammed ... Short Butler
Charles Streeter Charles Streeter ... Tall Butler
Morgan Freeman ... Drosselmeyer
Jayden Fowora-Knight Jayden Fowora-Knight ... Phillip
Prince Prince ... Jingles the Horse
Helen Mirren ... Mother Ginger
Omid Djalili ... Cavalier
Jack Whitehall ... Harlequin
Eugenio Derbez ... Hawthorne
Richard E. Grant ... Shiver
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Storyline

All Clara wants is a key - a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer's annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key-which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It's there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip, a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers, and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger, to retrieve Clara's key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.

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Rated PG for some mild peril | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,352,491, 4 November 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$54,813,583, 15 January 2019
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Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A feature adaptation of "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" by E.T.A. Hoffmann. See more »

Goofs

Hawthorne queries what Christmas is, suggesting that the holiday doesn't exist within the four realms, yet within the four realms conifers are explicitly referred to as "Christmas Trees" twice. See more »

Quotes

Drosselmeyer: [to Clara; from trailer] Your mother was the cleverest inventor I ever knew.
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Crazy Credits

The Disney logo plays an alternative version of the "When You Wish Upon A Star" theme that was re-arranged by James Newton Howard and conducted by Gustavo Dudamel with a piano solo by Lang Lang. When the logo is complete, Drosselmeyer's owl flies past the castle and into the opening shot of the movie. See more »


Soundtracks

The Nutcracker Suite
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Produced by James Newton Howard
Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel
Featured Piano Soloist - [Lang Lang]
Lang Lang appears courtesy of Universal Music Limited (Hong Kong)
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Stunning visuals don't make up for the hollow story
15 December 2018 | by miangalyrSee all my reviews

Everything in the entire story is centered around Clara. She's at the heart of the clockwork and everything revolves around her. I wonder why they even bothered to put "The Nutcracker" in the title... While the visuals and the choice of props and colors were excellent, the plot is tiresomely predictable, even for a family movie. The dialogue is flat and cliché. Most of the characters seem somewhat forced into being instead of feeling like natural persons. From my point of view, this movie took the original story and drained it of its magic. This might be enjoyable if you haven't read the original story or seen any adaptation of it. Otherwise, it might be best to save yourself the headache. In a nutshell -no pun intended-, and at the risk of sounding cliché myself, "the book was better".


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