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Tear Jerker / A Christmas Carol (2009)

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  • Even though his face may not show it, as he looks at the corpse of Jacob Marley, Scrooge's voice betrays a hint of grief upon uttering the words "As a doornail." This suggests that he genuinely cared about his friend and partner and will miss him.
  • While it's also horrifying, the 2009 version's portrayal of Ignorance and Want shows that despite their monstrous appearance, they too are tragic figures, being born of mankind's worst qualities (unwillingness to learn and deprivation caused by neglect) and shows that if people like Scrooge don't change their ways, children like Ignorance and Want will be driven to lives of crime and madness in their adulthoods.
  • When seeing the Christmas Yet to Come, Ebenezer Scrooge being the only one to see Bob Cratchit's raw, unfiltered, soul-wrenching despair after he hid it from his family. Just staring into that broken face from a man who was so jovial and happy is one of the biggest breaking moments for Scrooge. What clinches it is the look on his face as he looks at Bob. Just...the look on his face...
    • Even before that his heartbroken face when the family confirms that, yes Tiny Tim is dead.
  • Scrooge's reaction when he sees his name on the tombstone is pretty hard hitting here too, especially with this line in particular:
    Scrooge: Why show me this if I am past all hope!?
  • When Scrooge learns Tiny Tim might die, ghost of Christmas Present quotes something Scrooge said earlier, "If he is to die, he'd better do it and decrease the surplus population!" Scrooge's face says it all.


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