If you’re looking for a splashy, entertaining way to get in the Christmas spirit, look no further. Now on Apple TV+, watch director Sean Anders and screenwriter John Morris give Charles Dickens’ literary classic, A Christmas Carol, an unexpected twist in the comedic holiday retelling, Spirited.
For almost 200 years, the Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come along with their support team have selected one individual to reintroduce them to their best and worst memories with the goal of making them a better person–and the world a better place.
The brutally selfish marketing executive, Clint Briggs (Ryan Reynolds) dedicates the success of his career to his ability to spark divisiveness amongst the public. When The Ghost of Christmas Present (Will Ferrell) pleads his case for choosing this year’s “perp”, after being deemed “unredeemable”, he is also forced to face his own past, present, and future.
Although the film has received diverse feedback, you can’t deny that Clint Briggs and The Ghost of Christmas Present have you laughing your way through the two-hour film and dancing in your seat the entire time.
We watch a ripple turn into a wave of holiday kindness as this wildly amusing duo, navigates love, loss, and friendship. Spirited gives you the perfect reason to start celebrating the season and what better way than with song, dance, and laughter? I’d like to think Dicken’s would be joyfully entertained, or at least intrigued.
Spirited Cast & Credits
- CAST: Will Ferrell as ‘Present’, Ryan Reynolds as ‘Clint Briggs’, Octavia Spencer as ‘Kimberly’, Patrick Page as ‘Marley’, Sunita Mani as ‘Past’, Loren Woods as ‘Yet-To-Come’, Tracy Morgan as Voice of ‘Yet-To-Come’, Joe Tippett as ‘Owen’, Marlow Barkley as ‘Wren/Young Carrie’, Aimee Carrero as ‘Nora’, Andrea Anders as ‘Carrie’, Jen Tullock as ‘Wendy’
- DIRECTOR: Sean Anders
- SCREENWRITERS: Sean Anders, John Morris
- PRODUCERS: Sean Anders, John Morris, David Koplan, George Dewey, Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum
- DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Kramer Morgenthau
- EDITOR: Brad Wilhite
- PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Clayton Hartley
- COSTUME DESIGNER: Erin Benach
- SONGWRITERS: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Khiyon Hursey, Sukari Jones, Mark Sonnenblick
- COMPOSER: Dominic Lewis
- CHOREOGRAPHER: Chloe Arnold
- PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Gloria Sanchez, Two Grown Men, Maximum Effort Productions