Scrooge & Marley is a modern variation on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Recounted from a gay sensibility with heart, comedy & music, the magic of Dickens' timeless tale of a man's redemption comes alive from a fresh perspective.
Richard Knight Jr.,
Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, is racing in the Monte Carlo Rally. Unbeknownst to Herbie's driver, thieves have hidden a cache of stolen diamonds in Herbie's gas tank, and are now trying to get them back.
Each passing Christmas season drops another passel of Dickens knockoffs on the rubbish heap, and "Scrooge and Marley" makes that heap one higher. Dean Jones, the once harmless actor of Disney yore, is cast as Scrooge, a character which has been reduced to an empty vessel from which atheist-materialist platitudes may be served. The entire production has an infomercial feel to it, and is nothing more than a series of tedious debates intended to cement the belief system of D. James Kennedy followers. The late D. James Kennedy himself pops up over and over again, wherein he appears especially wooden and is just going through the motions.
If you're looking to kindle the Christmas spirit, steer clear of this dreck. May I recommend the 1951 Christmas Carol classic with Alastair Sim.
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