Scrooged (1988) live action, movie – USA

scrooged
Comedy, drama, fantasy
Director Richard Donner
Writers Mitch Glazer, Michael O’Donoghue, Charles Dickens
Cast Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover, Bobcat Goldthwait, David Johansen, Carol Kane, Robert Mitchum, Nicholas Phillips, Michael J Pollard, Alfre Woodard, John Murray, Jamie Farr, Lee Majors

 

A selfish and cynical tv executive is visited by three spirits on Christmas eve.

 

So, this is another take on Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. You’d think after all this time  they’d be able to come up with more ideas. But it has enough changes to make it feel… umm… different? Kind of. In this case, “Scrooge” isn’t at home in bed. It happens while he’s at awake and at work, making those around him think his losing it. Which makes it funny.

 

Anyway, at this point I’m sick of A Christmas Carol and this is the 21st or 22nd holiday thing I’ve watched this year? So I’m probably not giving it a score it actually deserves since it’s probably up there for A Christmas Carol movies. So I’d probably recommend it. Even of I’m not that big a fan of Bill Murray.

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