Scrooge & Marley NR

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Scrooge & Marley is a modern day variation on Charles Dickens' classic story of the holidays, "A Christmas Carol." Revisiting the tragic missteps of his life enables to make a journey back to love. Recounted from a gay sensibility with heart, comedy and music, the magic of Dickens' timeless tale comes alive from a fresh perspective that will appeal to audiences of all persuasions.

Starring:
David Pevsner, Tim Kazurinsky
Runtime:
1 hour 31 minutes

Scrooge & Marley

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Kids & Family
Director Richard Knight Jr., Peter Neville
Starring David Pevsner, Tim Kazurinsky
Supporting actors Rusty Schwimmer, Bruce Vilanch, Megan Cavanagh, Richard Ganoung, David Moretti, Ronnie Kroell, Drew Anderson, Nicholas Bailey, Christopher Allen, Jojo Baby, P.J. Powers, Scott Duff, Amy Matheny, Fawzia Mirza, Peter Mohawk, Michael Joseph Mitchell, Richard Knight Jr., Tommy Beardmore
Studio Sam I Am Films, LLC
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

It's still worth seeing -- but don't expect to be wowed.
J. Riehm
Several of my family members and friends will be receiving this DVD as a gift this holiday season.
DrewinChicago
Some great acting, some so-so acting, some really good drama, some camp.
groomRN

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lynne Bateson on December 4, 2012
Format: DVD
This gay and updated version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol could become a cult classic. But it also has a message for everyone. Just as gay people can appreciate the many straight versions of this famous tear-jerking tale, so people of all persuasions can enjoy Scrooge & Marley - if they abandon prejudice.
The movie was made for $100,000 in just 12 days, a great feat. I would have liked to have seen how much better it could have been with bigger bucks behind it. Fans will love it, maybe partly because of, rather than despite, its occasional student movie feel - watch out for when the Ghost of Christmas Present reveals the children beneath his robe. Despite its limitations, this production is funny and sweet and the story is so strong that I still had to wipe away a tear.
Part of the fun is guessing how our beloved characters and scenes will be given a gay and contemporary twist. I don't want too spoil too many surprises, but to give you a taster, Scrooge is gay with a homophobic father who kicked him out of the family home. Though he owns a successful piano bar, called Screws, Scrooge won't start an employee health plan or donate to an Aids charity. He attributes seeing Marley's ghost not to an "undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato", but to MSG in his Chinese food. Scrooge's long-suffering and underpaid assistant, Bob Cratchit, has a male partner and adopted children.
As in the original story written in 1843, there is social comment. Fezziwig, is depicted by Dickens as a jolly, kind boss who cared for his employees before the industrial revolution swept many men like him aside.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mistervic on December 1, 2012
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I had no idea what to expect but this sounded clever so I gave it a shot. What a surprise! This movie is just delightful. In spite of the reasonable expectation of high camp it stears a steady course with genuine, sweet laughs and warm holiday cheer. It is a twist on a timeless classic told through a refreshingly new lens that reveals we are all a lot more alike than you might think. Utterly charming and sentimental. I cried real happy tears! Highly recommened. And the soundtrack is amazing...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Zac Chupe on December 26, 2013
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OK so I may be a little cruel in this review but, I would have to say that this was not the best version of this tale. I love the story of A Christmas Carol and have seen many versions. And to be frank A Muppet Christmas Carol was gayer than this movie. No disrespect to the actors but I wanted to turn it off after the first 15 minutes. Again not the best version of this story.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amyzngraz on December 2, 2012
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I saw this movie on opening night and I left with a huge grin on my face and a great feeling of community. It was well done with some great special effects and the acting was superb! A gay twist to the classic Scrooge story was presented well. This is definitely a family movie and will leave you walking away with a warm heart and you will be glad that you saw it! A great way to start out the holiday season!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MikeC on December 27, 2012
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I heard about Scrooge & Marley on Twitter and decided to buy the film when someone sent out a tweet with the Amazon link. It arrived in Australia in about 7 days, which was pretty good seeing as the Christmas holiday was in the middle of that.

Scrooge & Marley gives us a gay retelling of the classic Dickens novel, A Christmas Carol. Ben Scrooge is a crabby, angry business man, an owner of a gay bar who hates the community and everyone else within eye shot. On Xmas eve the ghost of his dead business partner Jacob Marley visits him to advise if he's not careful, he'll spend eternity chained to his sins.

This most recent retelling of the classic story has a fantastic cast of strong actors who seem to thoroughly enjoy their time as their characters. The standards of the tale are there, but with a gay twist and the spontaneous song and dance numbers are highly fun.

Having watched the film yesterday I'm confident in saying it's now a scheduled part of my "must-watch holiday viewing".

If you're after a fun, light-hearted holiday story about love and redemption, Scrooge & Marley is a must own. I've got a feeling that Christmas time or not, it's a film I'll watch again and again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Louis A.Veal Jr. on March 22, 2013
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View the film and then passed it on to others. Not bad,not good as compared to other Scrooge films,sorry not good.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rex on January 6, 2013
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I was surprised at how closely this follows the original Christmas Carol while being totally Gay! Well written, well acted, wealth of LGBT personalities you have met before, but never this way. A modern Chicago boys town presentation that is probably closer to the spirit of Dickens than many of the recent "straight" remakes of the Victorian original. Watched it twice the first night.
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Christmas this year can be very special! Just watch this wonderful version of "A Christmas Carol" and enjoy it.
The main character, Ebenezer Scrooge ( geniously played by David Pevsner) is a great moron whom love avoided years ago and greed settled down in his heart. But this year, his life will change forever.
This movie is an incredible amalgam of well done work. The original music and lyrics, the performances and the good taste creates this funny and sometimes sad movie.
Recommended for all audiences. Just let the Christmas spirits guide you.
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