Scrooged (1988) – Encore Review 2

“The bitch hit me with a toaster!” – Frank Cross

Number of Times Seen – Too many to count (Theater in 1988, cable, video, DVD, 23 Dec 2006, 13 Jan 2014, 30 Dec 2014 and 12 Dec 2019)

Link to original reviewHere and Here

Brief Synopsis – In this modern day adaptation of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, a TV executive is shown his past, present and future by 3 ghosts in an attempt to get him to change his mean ways.

For this year’s LAMB Holiday Special Movie of the Month, Jay and Richard were joined by second-time holiday MOTM winner Todd to discuss his second favourite Dickens adaptation, alongside Chris and MovieRob. They talked ghosts, 80s celebrities and versions of A Christmas Carol, both with and without muppets!

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MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Bill Murray and Director Richard Donner reportedly did not enjoy working together, creating a lot of tension on-set. When asked by film critic Roger Ebert if he had any disagreements with Donner, Murray replied: “Only a few. Every single minute of the day. That could have been a really, really great movie. The script was so good. There’s maybe one take in the final cut movie that is mine. We made it so fast, it was like doing a movie live. He kept telling me to do things louder, louder, louder. I think he was deaf.” (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)


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One thought on “Scrooged (1988) – Encore Review 2

  1. The best ghost is definitely the Ghost of Christmas Past. Carol Kane is also hilarious playing the Ghost of Christmas Present as a particularly violent fairy. With this being made at the height of the 80’s greed is good era the idea of the Scrooge character being a TV exec makes a lot of sense and Murray is on top form even though he appears to be half cut for most of the movie.


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