Thursday, January 29, 2015

Scrooge & Marley (2012)

Director: Richard Knight Jr., Peter Neville

Stars: David Pevsner, Tim Kazurinsky, Rusty Schwimmer, Bruce Vilanch

It's Christmas Eve, and one of the local gay bars is closing down for the night. The owner, Ben Scrooge, is in his office going over his books at the day's profits. That night he is visited by three ghosts - the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. They each show him the errors of his ways of dealing with people and handling his life.

It is a gay version of Charles Dickens' classic holiday story , A Christmas Carol. Most of the movie takes place in the cabaret bar that Scrooge owns or in the apartment upstairs where he lives. Scrooge and Marley took over the bar from Fezziwig (Bruce Vilanch), and they sent him to a retirement home. Bob Cratchit and his partner are raising the Benetton children, you know one of every color. You know one of the kids are sickly near death. There is very little difference except for most of the characters are gay, which is not the bad part of the movie at all. The sing is kind of the downer for me in the movie. It was a bit much, but it was taken place in a cabaret bar.
The sets literally looked like the whole movie was shot after hours at a sad gay bar. Most of the sets looked like badly decorated back rooms. The acting was not bad for what the movie was. They really tried though, so I give the creators the credit for that. I just think it was unnecessary to make a gay version of A Christmas Carol.

If it is around the holidays and you are trying to find all of the gay Christmas movies, then by all means watch this movie. It is not that good of a movie though. I say skip it. I watched it so you don't have to.

Scrooge & Marley (2012) Trailer

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