Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter Source:
Gateway Films / Vision Video
Steven F. Zambo
Frank D. Datzer, Elizabeth M. Zambo, Steven F. Zambo
Steven F. Zambo
David Ruprecht, Matt Koester, Shannon Moore, Dan Koester, Rick Richter, Torry Martin, Aliensiu Novelli, Ken Williams, Jeff Johnstone
It is one year after the Dickens' Classic "A Christmas Carol" took place. Ebenezer Scrooge has remained a good, kind, and caring man. But, his adventure is not yet complete. This Christmas Scrooge is sent on a journey where he meets Timothy Cratchit the VI. This descendent of Scrooge's long serving clerk, Bob Cratchit, has become very "Scrooge-like" as he runs the business of Scrooge and Cratchit Financial. This is not Scrooge's time or place, but he is ready to make the best of it, for whatever the reason. And what a reason it is!
"Mister Scrooge to See You" is a Christmas card sent from one generation to another. It is filled with hope, joy, and the gift that only comes from the true meaning of Christmas
This is a nice imaginative story about what might have been following Scrooge's conversion to a lover of Christmas and his change of heart which occurred in Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol". David Ruprecht makes a likeable Scrooge, the man who now is a poster boy for celebrating Christmas. The story begins with Scrooge taking in Bob Cratchit as his new partner. Soon the ghost of Jacob Marley shows up again, this time to whisk Scrooge away from London in 1844 to the future, 2013, in New Britain, Wisconsin. It seems the present day leader of the financial institution, Scrooge and Cratchit, Timothy Cratchit, is causing great misery to people, much like Scrooge formerly did. The business was relocated to America following World War ll and now Scrooge gets his first taste of not only America, but also the present day.
Some of the funniest scenes feature Scrooge learning how to speak in modern vernacular, including saying "My bad" when he makes a mistake, and also learning how to use a cell phone. His first encounter with a TV set is quite humorous too. Scrooge ends up encouraging a young woman named Belle and won't stop until he softens Cratchit's hard shell.
This is a terrific family film and we are pleased to award the movie our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal for all ages. This is a good one for the holidays and to watch right after you view "A Christmas Carol". Oh, and watch for the scene at the end when Scrooge returns to his own time and gives his cell phone to a young man named Billy Gates!
Content Description: Sex: None Language: Old Geezer-2; Freak-1 Violence: Scrooge is thrown out of an office and hits a pole but is fine. Drugs: A Joke about dropping poison in a man's drink; a misunderstanding about whiskey and spirits; a drink is seen on man's desk; a comment that Christmas is an excuse for some people to over eat and over drink. Nudity: None Other: Homeless people are seen around a trash can fire.