Scrooged

Scrooged

DVD - 1999
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Modern version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, with Bill Murray portraying a nasty, uncaring, unforgiving TV network president. On Christmas Eve he is visited by three ghosts who show him the error of his ways.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, c1999
ISBN: 9780792159452
0792159454
Branch Call Number: DVD SCR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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SaraLovesBooks Dec 05, 2016

I think this movie might be my all-time favorite Christmas film. It features solid performances from the entire cast, especially from Bill Murray, Karen Allen, Alfre Woodward, and Bobcat Goldthwait. The standout performances, though, are from the ghosts: John Forsythe, David Johansen, and Carol Kane. The movie had a solid script and great direction. It does fall into the heartwarming territory, of course, considering the source material, but that's not a criticism. If you ever wondered why "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" is a Christmas song, well, this movie is the reason for that. I highly recommend this movie.

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hgibbins
Nov 01, 2016

I'd never gotten around to watching this movie before, but I'm glad I did. Bill Murray is great in this odd ball retelling of "A Christmas Carol".

kendalliah Dec 23, 2013

Bill Murray is unforgivably cruel as the ruthless and sadistic TV network exec Frank Cross, who is forced to grow a conscience after visits from the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

While the film gives the viewer those Christmas warm-and-fuzzies in the end, this adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" is a much crueller, much darker, and much funnier re-imagining of the classic Christmas tale.

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britprincess1
May 02, 2013

A manic retelling of "A Christmas Carol" updated to fit the modernized (at the time, that is) crude humour of the fast-paced yuppie culture of the eighties. Although some consider it a family comedy for the Christmas season, its kookiness pushed it off the beating track, inundated with fantasy violence and awkward gags that I'd deem a little rough for the young 'uns. Bill Murray is his usual abrasive self as a TV network exec quasi-Scrooge Francis Cross, but I wouldn't count this film among his best. For hardcore Christmas flick fanatics, SCROOGED might fall on deaf ears with its darkness and meanness, but for those who long for the days of bumbling, fumbling slapstick (a la The Three Stooges), this may be a match made in heaven.

mmg2681 Dec 11, 2012

Hubby and I are watching a Christmas movie every night. I am so glad he made me watch this one. I am 31 and have yet to watch this one the whole way through. Very good movie to watch to get into the spirit of Christmas. A must see for Christmas.

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Skadowski
Dec 03, 2011

Bill Murray is at his funniest, cruelist, sarcastic best here (think Groundhog Day, at Christmas, meaner). Love BM in every movie he does. Wonderful.

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britprincess1
May 02, 2013

Violence: Slapstick and fantasy violence, including one scene where a disgruntled man points a weapon at another character

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britprincess1
May 02, 2013

Coarse Language: Countless instances of blasphemous phrases and mild cusses

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britprincess1
May 02, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There are a number of scenes where men's limbs (arms, legs, etc.) are set on fire. Some of the personalities are especially abrasive to the point of frightening intensity.

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britprincess1
May 02, 2013

Sexual Content: Mentions of sexuality and brief glimpses of nip-slips, as well as some greatly mild images from the Kama Sutra used in a offhanded joking manner

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JaneEA
Dec 18, 2016

What is this? Trump Towers?

kendalliah Dec 23, 2013

It's Christmas Eve! It's the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer... we smile a little easier... we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be!

Sunnchilde Dec 25, 2011

<holding up a mouse> "We're not sure what to do. We've tried everything to get these little antlers to stick. We've tried tape, we've tried glue." "Have you tried staples?"

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britprincess1
May 02, 2013

britprincess1 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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