A Christmas Carol is a tale of an old and bitter miser, Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey), who undergoes a life changing experience of redemption over the course of one night. Mr. Scrooge is a financier/money-changer who has devoted his life to the accumulation of wealth. An encounter with the ghostly figure of Jacob Marley (Gary Oldman) sets the stage for a mysterious and magical encounter with three spirits to help him realize the true magic of Christmas itself.
My Review: The film wasn't bad at all. I originally had no intentions of seeing this but was told that I should see it by numerous people. I actually enjoyed the tale for the most part. The exquisitely crafted visual experience made the film along with the performance of Jim Carrey, even though I usually can't stand him in other roles. It teaches the audience many lessons through its tale of a greedy-turned-generous man who touches lives and saves them as well. It was pretty scary for a children's movie but eventually melts the hearts of every audience member when Tiny Tim speaks his classic line. ★★1/2