Movies for Christmas: Scrooged – 13 December 2017
This was one of the Christmas movies I remember from when I was a little girl. Bill Murray, from Ghostbusters fame, plays the leading role in this modern adaption of the Charles Dickens novel.
Synopsis: In this modern take on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and bad-tempered nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing a staff member, Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait), on Christmas Eve,Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past. (source: IMDb)
Fun fact: The film was marketed with references to Ghostbusters which had been a great success four years earlier. In the USA, the tagline was, “Bill Murray is back among the ghosts, only this time, it’s three against one.”
See the ending scene of Scrooged here – Put a little love in your heart –
Annie Lennox and Al Green’s version of Put a Little Love in your Heart –
More on Bill Murray: William James “Bill” Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor and comedian. He first gained exposure on Saturday Night Live for which he earned an Emmy Award and later went on to star in comedy films, including Meatballs (1979), Caddyshack (1980), Stripes (1981),Ghostbusters (1984), What About Bob? (1991), and Groundhog Day (1993). Murray garnered additional critical acclaim later in his career, starring in Lost in Translation (2003), which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, the indie comedy-drama Broken Flowers(2005) and a series of films directed by Wes Anderson, including Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). (source: wikipedia)