LAST FILM WATCHED: Scrooged
TO WATCH OR NOT TO WATCH: This film is incredibly and unfortunately uneven. It has moments where it works, largely due to Bill Murray and the flashes of likableness he gives his Scrooge-esque character (kind of against the point I know, but still...you definitely need to find something redeeming so that you actually root for the character to change..) but the writing is too bi-polar for even him to carry off. The scenes where it gets slapsticky (AKA the entire segment of the Ghost of Christmas Present played by Carol Kane) are practically unbearable. You want the ghosts to move you to change, not to make you feel murderous towards them! But it's still a version of Dickens, and for that it's not a waste. But my advice would be unless you're a die hard Murray fan, go for another adaptation.
EMILY RATING: 6/10