Reels, Booze & Bro’s aka RB2 hosts Jay and Brian with Reel Bro Fan Shane review a Bill Murray classic, Scrooged. We also added some bonus content with our 2022 movie reels recap. Grab your Holiday beverage and join us. Cheers!
Scrooged: The Christmas Carol Adaptation That Would Make Dickens LOL
If you’re looking for a classic Christmas movie that’s both heartwarming and hilarious, then look no further than “Scrooged.” This 1988 film stars Bill Murray as the selfish and cynical TV executive Frank Cross, who’s visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve to show him the error of his ways. But does this movie still hold up over 30 years later? Let’s dive into our review.
“Scrooged” is a modern retelling of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” with Murray’s character as the Scrooge figure. The story follows Frank Cross, who’s tasked with putting on a live Christmas special for his network while dealing with the ghosts of his past, present, and future. The film manages to balance both the heartfelt message of the original story with Murray’s trademark humor and wit.
While “Scrooged” doesn’t have any groundbreaking cinematography, it does make use of some impressive practical effects and set design. The ghosts that visit Frank Cross are particularly memorable, with the Ghost of Christmas Future being especially creepy and effective. The film also uses a lot of holiday-themed lighting and decorations to give it a festive feel.
The cast of “Scrooged” is top-notch, with Murray giving one of his best comedic performances as Frank Cross. The supporting cast also shines, including Karen Allen as Frank’s love interest, Carol Kane as the Ghost of Christmas Present, and Bobcat Goldthwait as a disgruntled former employee of Frank’s. Even the cameos, such as Bill Murray’s brother Brian as Frank’s younger self, are a fun addition.
Overall, “Scrooged” is a holiday classic that’s still enjoyable to watch today. While it may not have the same impact as some of the other adaptations of “A Christmas Carol,” it’s a funny and heartwarming movie that’s perfect for the holiday season. And if you’re a fan of Bill Murray’s comedic style, then you won’t be disappointed
Booze we had for the podcast
- Style: Strong Ale – American
- ABV: 8.6%
- From: Southern Tier Brewing Company
- Style: Sour – Fruited
- ABV: 7%
- From: Source Brewing
- Style: Stout – Imperial/Double
- ABV: 10%
- From: Magnify Brewing Company
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