Sun 15 Dec - Mon 23 Dec 2019
Sun 15 Dec - Mon 23 Dec 2019

86 mins – United States 1992 – Dir: Brian Henson
Starring: Michael Caine, Kermit The Frog and Miss Piggy

Brian Henson directs his late father’s creations in the Charles Dickens classic, the best known (and most oft-filmed) Christmas story of all time. Michael Caine plays the old miser Scrooge with Kermit as his long-suffering but ever-hopeful employee Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as Cratchit’s wife, and a host of Muppets (including the Great Gonzo as an unlikely Charles Dickens) taking other primary roles in this bright, playful adaptation of the sombre tale. Or at least it starts brightly enough–the anarchic humour soon settles into mirthful memories and a sense of melancholy as the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future take Scrooge on a journey of his lonely, wasted life.

Michael Caine makes a wonderful Scrooge, delightfully rediscovering the meaning of life as fantastic creations from Henson’s Creature Shop (developed specially for this film) take the reins as the three ghosts. While the odd mix of offbeat humour and drama undercuts the power of Dickens’s drama, this kid-friendly retelling makes an excellent family drama that adults and children alike can enjoy.

Sun 15 Dec
4.10pm
Mon 16 Dec
4.10pm
Tues 17 Dec
4.10pm
Wed 18 Dec
4.10pm
Thurs 19 Dec
4.10pm
Fri 20 Dec
4.10pm
Sat 21 Dec
2pm / 4.10pm
Sun 22 Dec
2pm / 4.10pm
Mon 23 Dec
2pm / 4.10pm
Plenty of laughs and a host of memorable songs
Total Film
Plenty of laughs and a host of memorable songs
Total Film
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