Scrooged is a contemporary comedy based on Charles Dickens’ novel “A Christmas Carol,” focusing on a television executive who decides to exploit the holidays to boost ratings. It is about as loosely based on the Dickens classic as a movie can get.
Murray is frantic and over-the-top in his scroogeness but a great supporting cast featuring Bobcat Goldthwait, Carol Kane and others makes this Richard Donner film a cult Christmas favorite. Is it a Christmas classic? Well, we’ll entertain debate about that but we’re not ready to claim yet that it is. Ask us in another 25 years.
This hits the streets November 5th.