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The spirits will move you in odd and hysterical ways.
Frank Cross runs a US TV station which is planning a live adaptation of Dickens' Christmas Carol. Frank's childhood wasn't a particularly pleasant one, and so he doesn't really appreciate the Christmas spirit. With the help of the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, Frank realizes he must change.
Yep, still my favorite adaptation of A Christmas Carol.
Bill Murray's most Bill Murray movie role.
Scrooged is a hilarious, heartfelt rendition of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." The writing is great, Bill Murray is great as he always is, and the supporting cast does a decent job of complementing Murray's antics.
Late, late night viewing and I'm glad as I always watch this at some point during Christmas and was afraid I wasn't going to get to it this year.
And I just realized it's my 25th anniversary. From the first time I saw it in '88 till now it has been twenty-five viewings, one each year.
I just love it and not because it's a Christmas movie as I don't really care much for the holiday. No, I love it because it is hilarious. It has one of film's most unique comedians doing what he does best, being a complete and utter bastard. Murray's dead pan delivery of insults matched with his absurd…
A little Bill Murray goes a long-ass way, so much so that even that unending monologue at the end doesn't bother me.
All these years later and I still can't believe Robert Mitchum and David Johansen were in the same movie.
You know I like the rough stuff, don't you, Frank?
-Ghost of Christmas Present
Probably my favorite "modern re-imaging" of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. While the same heartfelt message is essentially there, the drama is greatly toned down and replaced with mean spirited humor tailor made for it's time but perhaps more meaningful today then it was 25 years ago.
The reason for that is the modernization of Ebenezer Scrooge into Frank Cross, a TV executive that takes the commercialization of Christmas to new heights is beyond perfect for the 80s, but 25 years later commercialization of everything we held dear has become an unstoppable beast bigger and badder then ever before. It's arguable that the film plays to…
Put a little love in your heart.
Someone needs to turn The Night the Reindeer Died into an actual holiday special.
Charles Dickens' classic novel, "A Christmas Carol", provides the backbone, and the back story, for this modern update. It's become something of a cult classic for people to watch around Christmas time every year, though, like many holiday films, it's the good cheer and nostalgia that people bring to it that makes it seem like a good film, as it is just barely passable entertainment by most regards.
Read the entire review here: www.qwipster.net/scrooged.html
IT'S A BONE, YA LUCKY DOG
This 1988 American Christmas comedy film is directed by Richard Donner, and serves as a modernization of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'. The film stars Bill Murray, Karen Allen, Bobcat Goldthwait, John Forsythe, David Johansen and Carol Kane.
Cynical television executive Frank Cross (Murray) is successful and wealthy, but only by being cruel-hearted, selfish and down-right rude to his family and colleagues. Alienated from his family and his true love Claire (Allen), Frank contuniues to annoy and spoil Christmas for everyone he comes across, including his secretary Grace(Alfre Woodard) and producer Eliot Loudermilk (Goldthwait) as his TV network prepare for the Christmas Eve live production of 'Scrooge'.
But Cross is visited by the decaying corpse of his mentor and former…
Extremely weird and yet absolutely faithful and effective adaptation of Charles Dickens's immortal story A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Like all the best adaptations of that story, SCROOGED makes me laugh, makes me cry, makes me honestly consider my life and the choices I've made. Plus: Karen Allen!
Whaddaya know, Dick Donner can't do comedy.
A rich and successful business man is lead to his doom when he drinks too much, causing himself to lose his sanity and winds up giving up his bountiful career for the lifestyle of a bunch of hippie losers. Only enjoyable for the soulful performance of Mabel King.
I usually love Bill Murray in almost anything, but this film never did anything appealing to me. A couple of funny moments, largely overshadowed by terribly unfunny scenes and maybe even offensively bad scenes. I think most of the comedy for me came from Bill Murray being Bill Murray, and had nothing to do with the actual movie at all.
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