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.
Scrooge is mean old miser who wants nothing to do with Christmas. The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future appear to Scrooge, taking him on a journey into the very spirit and magic of Christmas itself.
Misanthropic miser Ebenezer Scrooge (Tim Curry) is haunted by his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley (Edward Asner). Marley's ghost is followed by three more spirits from Christmases Past (Whoopi Goldberg), Present (Kath Soucie), and Yet to Come. Each has a lesson Scrooge must learn.
"A Christmas Carol" turns into "A Christmas Corral" as the animals of Woodsley's Farm help Oliver and his little sister June stage the classic tale to shock their Dad into embracing the spirit of the holidays.
Justin G. Dyck
Christian Laurian Kerr,
On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge ... See full summary »
On Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was as mean and miserly as Scrooge is now and he warns him to change his ways or face the consequences in the afterlife.
A modern day variation on Charles Dickens' classic story of the holidays, A Christmas Carol. On Christmas Eve, Ben Scrooge, the man who hates the holidays, is given the chance to begin again when he is visited by three spirits -- the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Revisiting the tragic missteps of his life enables Scrooge to rediscover the joy of the holiday season and make a journey back to love. Recounted from a gay sensibility with heart, comedy and music, the magic of Dickens' timeless tale comes alive from a fresh perspective that will appeal to audiences of all persuasions.Written by
Despite the high-ish rating on here, I do not rate it.
The Alastair Sim - Scrooge! (1951) classic, the 1935 Scrooge, A Christmas Carol (1938), the Bill Murray - Scrooged (1988), the Patrick Stewart TV Movie - A Christmas Carol (1999) (my personal favourite) and the Jim Carrey animated version from 2009 are all better, much better in some instances, usually modern versions even try to be like the 1951 version since that is the benchmark.
The story line is excellent of course, but the screenplay on this one has rather spoilt it and the acting although not too bad, does not make up for the other shortcomings, I don't know whether this was someones idea to try to make a good version of the classic story or just an attempt to jump on the band wagon to make some quick bucks, but from a viewers point of view, why watch this version when you have several much better films of the same story.
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