A Carol Christmas

  • 12
  • Matthew Irmas (2003)
  • US
  • 85 min
A Carol Christmas
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Dickens has probably never received such an extreme festive makeover, but Matthew Irmas just about gets away with the liberties taken in this TV movie. Tori Spelling turns in a bravura performance as a self-centred chat show host, who makes life a nightmare for producer Michael Landes and PA Nina Siemaszko, as they prepare for her Christmas special. But then she's visited by the ghost of a diva aunt (Dinah Manoff) and the spirits of Christmas Past (Gary Coleman), Present (William Shatner) and Future. The showbiz satire is occasionally amusing, but this is more pantomime than morality tale.

Plot Summary

Seasonal comedy fantasy, a modern take on the classic Dickens tale, starring Tori Spelling as self-obsessed television personality Carol Cummings, who bullies everyone around her. But as Christmas approaches, Carol is visited by someone from her past who makes her think about the true spirit of the season.

Cast and crew

Cast

Carol Cummings
Tori Spelling
Doctor Bill / Ghost of Christmas Present
William Shatner
Roberta Timmons
Nina Siemaszko
Marla
Dinah Manoff
Jimmy Fields
Michael Landes
Beth
Paula Trickey
John Joyce
Jason Brooks
Ghost of Christmas Past
Gary Coleman
Lily
Holliston Coleman

Crew

Director
Matthew Irmas

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Edited for language.
Available on DVD
Certificate 12
Categories
Comedy
Drama