Holly on Hollywood – The Nutcracker

Holly on Hollywood
“The Nutcracker And The Four Realms”
by Holly McClure

THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS is a fantasy adventure based on the classic Tchaikovsky ballet. Clara (Mackenzie Foy) is the middle of three Stahlberg children, who are spending their first Christmas since the death of their mother.

When Clara attends a party at their godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) home, he gives the children gifts but Clara’s is special – it leads her on a magical adventure to find a key to a Kingdom her mother wanted her to find. In this magical land she meets the fairy Sugar Plum (Keira Knightley) who warns her that Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), is trying to take over all of the realms. Sugar Plum convinces Clara to help bring peace to their world, so the girl and her trusted new friend, nutcracker soldier Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), set out to save the day.

This PG holiday movie is more family friendly than kiddie friendly because of intense chase scenes, a large scary looking creature made up of hundreds of mice, creepy looking clowns, mean tin soldiers, sword fights, and Mother Ginger’s face is scary looking and could bother some kids. Clara and her family mourn her mother’s death but Clara gets to see her in flashbacks. GIrls will enjoy the beautiful costumes and impressive sets. But all will enjoy watching Foy who is beautiful and talented – a delightful role model of bravery, and brains. One of the more beautiful moments that will capture ballet lover’s hearts is Misty Copeland’s ballet performances to Tchaikovsky’s score – she’s even enthralling as she dances throughout the credits. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms  is Disney’s version of a traditional holiday tale that will entertain the whole family and hopefully, become a favorite new tradition!

“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”

~Holly On Hollywood~


Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.

Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.

In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.

Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
For more information visit Hollymcclure.com or IMDB.com

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