December 06, 2017

Film Review - 'Scrooged'

Based on Charles Dicken’s classic, ‘A Christmas Carol’, Scrooged is a 1988 interpretation starring Bill Murray as the scrooge Frank Cross. Frank is a big-shot TV executive who is about to learn the meaning of Christmas from three ghosts.

The film has been criticised for not having enough ‘Christmas spirit’, however, this may be done on purpose to contextualise the story for a contemporary audience.

‘Scrooged’ succeeds in pulling off a humorous and current adaptation of the classic Christmas story, however, it cannot be compared to the traditional ‘A Christmas Carol’.

The Movie Club will be screening ‘Scrooged’ on Wednesday 13 December, 6pm sharp at Narellan Library. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided, BYO snacks are more than welcome. Stay after the screening for a short discussion about the film. See the discussion questions to get some ideas.