Classic Thoughts: Scrooged

Bill Murray was at the top of his prime during the 1980s and early 1990s, and this modern take on A Christmas Carol ranks as one of my favourite Bill Murray films.

Murray plays a crooked TV executive, who decides to air a live broadcast of Dicken’s tale of Christmas Eve and he gets visited by the ghosts from the story.

Of course they were updated for the tale: Marley is replaced my Murray’s dead boss, the Ghost of Christmas Past is a taxi driver, the Ghost of Christmas Present takes the form of a punch-happy Fairy, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet-To-Come has a face with of a TV screen.

Overall its a funny movie and it does a good job of following the basic plot of Dickens novel, while at the same time sticking to a story of it’s own.

Scrooged has become one of my favourite holiday films and it you haven’t seen it, you should check it out.


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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).