This movie is a nice interpretation of the original story of "The Nutcracker and the Mouse king" with wonderful music from Tchaikovsky's ballet. I like the way reality and dreamland melt together were you can't really say if everything magical that happens is just in Clara's imagination. Clara is a girl that gets a nutcracker for Christmas by her uncle. The uncle tell her a story of how a little boy became the nutcracker she is holding in her hands. To break the spell the nutcracker is under he has to defeat the mouse king and win the love of a beautiful girl.
This is fairytale when it is the most magical.