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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.
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…
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…
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.
Clearly the greatest achievement of Scrooged is getting Robert Mitchum to yell, "A BUTTHEAD?!"
For a long time I've regarded Scrooged as my favourite Christmas movie and this viewing has done nothing to change my opinion. Sure, any film allowing Bobcat Goldthwaite to do his thing will never be able to be perfect or even get 5 stars, but that is practically the only thing wrong with Scrooged.
In fact, Scrooged does this marvellous thing of being based around a live retelling of A Christmas Carol at the centre of its story and yet manages to craft a 'Scrooge' story of its own around it without getting into a mess of self-awareness. Instead it just concentrates on trying to be…
Two of my favourite things in life, Christmas and Bill Murray.
Grinch-like television executive Frank Cross (Bill Murray) prepares for another year of holiday humbuggery by dumping hot Christmas coal on everyone’s holiday spirit, that is until three spirits arrive on Christmas Eve to take Frank on a scenic trip through his past, present and future.
Scrooged is not your typical, heartwarming holiday film where two sad sacks plod along on an inevitable intersect course with the holiday miracle that will set them on the road to happily ever after. For that, Scrooged is often criticized as irritatingly cynical and too dark for a holiday film. Without a doubt, the film is bitingly cynical, but what else would we expect when Bill Murray is cast in the role of Scrooge?
IDK, this film was just too much for me. And I've seen some weird stuff but I had to turn this off. Maybe I'll try again some day.
La mejor adaptación no hecha por teleñecos del clásico de Dickens.
Having a modernised Christmas Carol take, making it dark humoured and have Bill Murray do his thing, can only be a good thing right? From reviews back in the day, some didn’t take to the films humour, feeling it was as cold and cruel as Frank Cross himself was and for me, I assumed that was the point for when the character finally cracks under the weight of his errors spelled out for him. Also it helps that the film also pokes fun at the entertainment industry, such as how smug Frank is appreciating Christmas for one reason: it’s cold outside and everyone stays at home together and watches TV and how Frank has to deal with network owner looking…
i always liked Bill Murray.............the plot of this movie was not so good!
This version of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" is very well produced, but there's not enough story for 100 minutes. It ends up being quite boring, mainly the first hour.
A favorite of my family.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
One of my favorite Christmas movies, although it does get a little hokey at the end; I mean seriously, an impromptu sing-along. Only the slow clap could have exceeded the stupidity of that.
All day long, I listen to people give excuses why they can’t work, “my back hurts”, “my legs ache”, “I’m only four!”
A selfish television executive is given one final chance to change his attitude towards life as he’s visited by three ghosts that show him the consequences of his choices.
There’s something about this story that is unanimous: seeing Bill Murray’s piece of shit of a character turn to good equals joy. I really wonder if there’s someone on Earth right now who doesn’t smile or feel at least slightly happy at the end of an adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Maybe not this one, perhaps not that one, but there has to be a version for everybody.…
I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…