New York City is subsumed in arctic winds, dark nights, and white lights, its life unfolds, for it is an extraordinary hive of the imagination, the greatest house ever built, and nothing exists that can check its vitality. One night in winter, Peter Lake (Colin Farrell), orphan and master-mechanic, attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the love between Peter, an Irish burglar in his early 20's, and Beverly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay), a young girl, who is dying.Written by
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it is not great or remarkable or good. only beautiful. and that little detail is important. because it represents a generous fairy tale who, in many scenes, escapes from not inspired choices of its director. it is very easy to criticize it. but more important is to enjoy by the story, to ignore the errors and to accept be fascinated by a film/adaptation who preserves Christmas flavor. sure, the cast deserves a better script/director. but after the reprimands remains the show. nice for the generous idea and used by really good actors - a meeting with Eve Marie Saint is always special event -. so, without good, it is far to be the worse movie. in fact, it is only an imagination exercise. that is all. so, not spared it !
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