In the spirit of Christmas, the Christmas comedy musical based on Charles Dickens’ legendary novel, premiered on Apple TV+. Why this project deserves attention, we say in the Rambler material.
On Christmas Eve, the ghosts of the past, present and future seek out a lost soul in need of moral and emotional salvation from a sinful existence. This year, successful businessman Clint Briggs appears as such a spirit, a man who has lost his fear and conscience. On the eve of Christmas, he does not rush to the market for gifts to please loved ones, he believes that this is an unnecessary waste of money, does not help the needy and generally hates the poor.
Now he will have to re-educate, but instead of learning his lesson, Clint’s personality crisis awakens him in the ghost of the present, who is clearly tired of the duties assigned to him.
A shot from the movie “In the Spirit of Christmas”
The film doesn’t have dizzying choreography or dramatic scale, but Ryan Reynolds sings. Ferrell not only played the ghost of Real, but also flashed on the screens like Dickens’ Ebenezer Scrooge.
The film received mixed reviews from critics. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, In the Spirit of Christmas has a rating of 63%, with an average rating of 6.1/10 from 38 positive reviews.
In Spirit of Christmas feels like a typical streaming product, designed only to take its place among Apple TV+ holiday movies and best used for background viewing.