Ms. Scrooge

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"Let's just say she didn't make Santa's 'nice' list."
  • G
  • 1997
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 5.4  (458)

Ms. Scrooge is a 1997 Christmas film that follows the story of Ebenita Scrooge, a wealthy and independent businesswoman who has built her financial empire by exploiting others. Ebenita is a cold-hearted and cynical woman who shows no interest in the festivities of Christmas. She takes pleasure in firing employees who are unable to make ends meet and does not hesitate to manipulate those who work for her. Ebenita's nephew Fred has been trying for years to rekindle their relationship, but she shows no interest in establishing an emotional connection with anyone.

As Christmas approaches, Ebenita is visited by the ghost of her former partner, Marley. Marley warns Ebenita that she will be visited by three spirits who will help her change her ways. The spirits are the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Future. Through a series of flashbacks and visions, Ebenita is taken on a journey through her past, present, and future. The spirits guide her to see the impact of her actions on the people around her, and how her neglect of the Christmas spirit has led her to become a lonely and bitter person.

As Ebenita sees the harm she has caused, she begins to undergo an internal transformation. She starts to make amends for her actions and learns to be more compassionate towards others. Ebenita also reconnects with her nephew Fred and her assistant, Bob Cratchit. She learns to be more generous and empathetic, helping to bring joy to the people she had previously exploited.

The film features an outstanding cast with Cicely Tyson playing Ebenita Scrooge. She delivers a powerful performance, portraying Ebenita as a complex character with both strength and vulnerability. Katherine Helmond and Michael Beach also give excellent performances as the Ghost of Christmas Past and Present respectively.

The film's message about the importance of kindness and generosity shines through in its portrayal of Ebenita's journey. The film shows that it is never too late to learn from one's mistakes and to make amends. It encourages viewers to take a step back and reflect on their own actions and how they impact those around them.

The director, John Korty, does an excellent job of creating a Christmas atmosphere, with beautiful sets and the music of the season. The film's pacing is also well done, keeping the viewer engaged throughout the movie.

In conclusion, Ms. Scrooge is a heartwarming and poignant film that delivers an important message about the power of kindness and generosity. The film's stellar cast and direction contribute to a memorable Christmas movie that is sure to become a holiday classic.

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    1 hr 27 min
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    5.4  (458)