Spotlight – Scrooged (1988)

Every Sunday Film Review UK will put a ‘Spotlight‘ on a gem of both modern and classic cinema* that will make these short, dark and wintery Sunday nights a little more berable. Whether it be for the whole family, a couple snuggled up on the sofa with mugs of hot chocolate, or just yourself trying to forget the coming Monday – sit down, relax and put a ‘Winter Spotlight‘ movie on.

Scrooged – Trailer

Continuing on from last week’s family classic, Home Alone, we thought we’d let Bill Murray take over entertainment duties this week with his highly amusing take on the classic Scrooge tale.

Frank Cross (Murray) is a high-powered TV Exec with a really bad attitude to everyone he comes across. So when a  live adaptation of Dickens’ Christmas Carol proves to be his biggest challenge yet, Frank finds himself visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, who set out to show him the error of his ways before it’s too late.

Scrooged is a fantastic and clever re-envisioning of the classic tale and will have you laughing from start to finish on this cold, winter’s evening.