Spirited (2022)
November 20, 2022 7:18 PM - Subscribe

Each Christmas Eve, the Ghost of Christmas Present selects one dark soul to be reformed by a visit from three spirits. But this season, he picked the wrong Scrooge. Clint Briggs turns the tables on his ghostly host until Present finds himself reexamining his own past, present and future.

Good review! Bad review! I will note that the bad review is quite savagely well written.
posted by jenfullmoon (7 comments total)
All right. I enjoyed it , particularly Ryan Reynolds, who really makes me wish I could get that Deadpool Christmas movie now. They look like they're having fun doing it, for sure.

It's..minorly different, I guess? The main twist you can probably guess, more or less, early on, but Clint turning things on its head is always fun to watch, as well as his genuine feelings whenever something bad is going on. The way they did Tiny Tim in this one definitely fits for the modern era.

Best songs for me were Clint's song to the tree convention and Octavia's song about going crooked to get ahead in life.
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:21 PM on November 20, 2022

Entertaining = yes
Watchablility = B
posted by ShakeyJake at 12:01 AM on November 21, 2022

I really liked this movie but I grew up on the muppets version so I love a more adult take. Plus the world blending is great and the cast is great. I also think a rewatch is a good idea if you liked your first watch. There is a lot of stuff happening in the background, especially during the musical numbers, that is such fun.
posted by Lesium at 1:27 AM on November 21, 2022

Watching it now and loved by adults and teens-even the 16 year old stooped to watching it with us and laughing.
posted by purenitrous at 9:42 PM on November 29, 2022

I enjoyed the premise, the story, the dialogue/jokes, the characters, and the production design very much.

But I had to groan and grit my teeth through the songs. Even the ones I thought were funny I could not remember enough of to even hum.

DISCLAIMER: I have a well-documented aversion to virtually all musicals after the classic Hollywood studio/Technicolor song & dance era. I'll watch three Esther Williams movies back-to-back-to-back, but even the popular, beloved, acclaimed musicals from the modern era generally leave me cold. So it's likely a matter of this just being not for me.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:04 PM on December 13, 2022

Good flick: would watch again.

But serious props to the dancers: they were the real unheralded highlight of the film
posted by General Malaise at 9:41 PM on December 17, 2022

On a related note, I watched the Hallmark Channel movie "Ghost of Christmas Always." It does some pretty different things with the whole Scrooge story (albeit no Scrooge in it, Scrooge is a verb here), but some aspects of it had same/similar ones to this movie.
posted by jenfullmoon at 11:57 AM on December 18, 2022

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