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Scrooge & Marley (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family, Music | 1 December 2012 (USA)
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.

Directors:

Richard Knight Jr. (co-director), Peter Neville (co-director)

Writers:

Timothy Imse (co-writer), Richard Knight Jr. (co-writer) | 1 more credit »
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David Pevsner ... Scrooge
Tim Kazurinsky ... Marley
Rusty Schwimmer ... Freda
Bruce Vilanch ... Fezziwig
Megan Cavanagh ... Ghost of Christmas Present
Richard Ganoung Richard Ganoung ... Colin
David Shae ... Bob Cratchit (as David Moretti)
Ronnie Kroell ... Randy - Ghost of Christmas Past
Drew Anderson Drew Anderson ... Young Scrooge
Nicholas Bailey Nicholas Bailey ... Young Marley
Christopher Allen ... Bill
Jojo Baby Jojo Baby ... Ghost of Christmas Future
P.J. Powers P.J. Powers ... Wraith
Scott Duff Scott Duff ... Drew
Amy Matheny Amy Matheny ... Mary
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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 Anonymous

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A New Holiday Classic for a New Kind of Family

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Drama | Family | Music | Romance

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Not Rated

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Not the 1951 Classic
27 October 2019 | by michaelarmerSee all my reviews

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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English

Release Date:

1 December 2012 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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