Apple TV is bringing the laughs this holiday season with their newest holiday movie, Spirited. Starring comedy legends Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds, this musical comedy is sure to be a hit. Directed by Sean Anders and written and produced by Anders and John Morris, Spirited is sure to bring holiday cheer to the entire family. With its unique blend of comedy and music, Spirited is sure to be an Apple TV hit you don't want to miss.
'Spirited' is a rendition of Charles Dickens's 1843 masterpiece A Christmas Carol starring Reynolds as Clint Briggs, an overzealous and manipulative media executive. Scrooge's tale isn't your standard one. Will Ferrel plays The Ghost of Christmas Present. The story is told from the point of view of the ghosts in Apple Films' rendition, with Scrooge being the ghost of Christmas present and the film's primary protagonist. The film offers a couple of dueling storylines that complement each other along the way. Unlike some Christmas Movies, Spirited also throws in a variety of twists and turns that viewers may be surprised by. This movie checks many boxes, from high-this to low-lows, to belly laughs, to tears. Spirited is poised to secure its spot in your list of best Christmas movies!
Check out the trailer as you get a glimpse of the film's structure, where one lucky would each year is sought after for redemption. The Ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future seek to haunt the perpetrator until they succumb to the pressure and change into a better person, thus making the world a better place. The trailer also teases a few musical scores and some of the A-List acting staff. This fast-paced Christmas flick fueled by electric music, a knee-slapping comedy, and wholesome Christmas cheer is available to stream now!
Where To Watch:
If you didn't get to watch Spirited in a theater near you, fear not because it is now streaming exclusively on Apple TV+! Turn on your Christmas tree, grab some cocoa, and snuggle in because this over 2 hour Christmas story will have you laughing, crying, and feeling all festive.
Why We're Excited
During the holiday season, there is an avalanche of Christmas films, but none can match Spirited for budget and talent. It's hard to wade through the copied and pasted holiday films that inundated our screens this time; Apple is trying to change the narrative this year. With legendary actors, Oscar-winning composers, and world-renowned choreographers, Apple is coming out swinging.
Pairing 2 comedic legends, Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds have excited many of us here at NERDNCO and worldwide. With Will Ferrell finding lasting success in the previous Christmas movie will he live up to the hype again?
It is time for another ELF-level cult holiday classic to add to our list, don't you think?
What People Are Saying:
We have written our review of Spirited - though please be careful as it does contain some spoilers. On other parts of the internet, Rotten tomatoes at the time of writing has a 70% critic score and 83% audience score, with one critic member saying: "An early swing to the holiday season, "Spirited" is better than it has any right to be, even if the script does need a tad more fine-tuning."
Starring the one and only ELF, we need Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds, Octavia Spencer, Sunita Mani, Patrick Page, Marlow Barkley, and the voice of Tracy Morgan. Original songs by Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Choreographed by the award-winning: Chloé Arnold A hyper-talented team is putting on a broadway rendition of an old classic.
The Direct is: Sean Anders The Daddy's Home and We're The Millers Director is taking on Spirited as he attempts to reimagine a classic that has been told repeatedly.
Behind the scenes:
The two leading actors aren't well known for their musical talents, though Ferrell has been known to have a few musical numbers or two in his career. You can look behind the scenes and see the leading stars learning choreography for one of the musical performances in the flick.
The Release Date
Spirited had a limited theatrical release on November 11, 2022, followed by its digital release on Apple TV+ one week later, on November 18. Run Time: 2 Hours 7 Minutes. Watch it now on Apple TV.
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