Opens Wednesday 11/24
Us Rating: **
This 3-D version of the Christmas nugget -- about 9-year-old Mary (Elle Fanning) who is given an enchanted nutcracker doll -- has some good highlights. Nathan Lane, for one, delights as Mary's singing uncle. But the movie takes a dark turn when Mary visits the nutcracker's kingdom, which is filled with Holocaust overtones and rats snatching toys from children. Small kids may find it scary.