This is a very annoying film - forgive me for being pedantic, but like a previous reviewer, I hate the fact that they keep talking about "Charles Dickens' 'Scrooge'" - let's face it, if the Muppets can get the title right, then anyone else should be able to.
As a rule, I can watch this one up to about the last half-hour, but when Bill Murray's character goes all sentimental, that's when I hit the off switch. It's so disgustingly hypocritical. Plus, I have nothing against Bill Murray personally, but there are very few characters that he plays that I find either likeable or funny. The patient in "Little Shop of Horrors" - that's funny; Jeff in "Tootsie" - a support role, but brilliantly played; "Groundhog Day" - a well written movie where his character ultimately redeems himself. Come to think of it, that's the theme of Scrooged, but Groundhog Day does it better, without the sentimental posturing.
Scrooged does have its good points. Grace's family scenes, the ghosts, the homeless shelter scene. This could have been a good movie, if the over-the-top schmaltz at the end had just been cut down to size.
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