#Scrooged – Review – #ThrowbackThursday

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Scrooged – Budget of $32 million – 1 hour and 41 minutes

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Scrooged
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Frank is the youngest president in television history but he didn’t do it with kindness.  He did it with short patience for others and a quick will to fire anyone.  He has decided to produce a live version of A Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  And if anyone doesn’t like it, they can leave. During a meeting, he views the promos for the live special and hates them.  He lets the staff see his promo and they are shocked by its graphic nature.  When Eliot gives his honest opinion, Frank fires him before he gets back to his desk.  Frank overworks his assistant Grace and has no respect for his brother James.  Frank’s moral compass has always been driven by success.  It even ruined his relationship with Claire.  She wants her old lumpy back.  While in his office, Frank is visited by the ghost of his old boss Prescott.  Prescott warns Frank that he will be visited by 3 ghosts that will show him the errors of his ways.  If Frank doesn’t learn his lesson, he will be forever damned.

Being another adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, it MUST set itself apart.  This one doesn’t.  While Frank is a decent Ebenezar, he doesn’t make you loathe him enough to interest you in his change.  You just don’t care about what the past, present, or future has to show him.  Now, the scenes featuring the Ghost of Christmas Present are the funniest and saddest of the entire movie.   That is the only true original moment of this movie.  This version of Scrooge can be skipped.

I give it 2.5 out of 5 stars

Now I have to kill all of you – Frank

He’s fired? But it’s Christmas – Grace

It’s the first time I’ve seen it – Elliott

You still trying to run it – Claire

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