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My Dad Is Scrooge

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Classic tale updated with kids and talking animals.

Movie NR 2014 87 minutes
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Of all the variations based on A Christmas Carol that are available, this one is definitely not going to be the best. Only the youngest viewers will be forgiving enough to watch this uncritically. As far as kids are concerned, the talking animals, including a llama, a goat, a bunny, a duck, a dog, and a rat, will be the draw. Apart from those cute cast members, My Dad is Scrooge certainly doesn't have much to offer. No effort is made to show why one plan of attack has no success in changing the Scrooge-ish dad for the better, but another similar approach does work. All problems are magically resolved at the end with no particular connection to reality. At one point the animals run from a threat and a web-footed friend yells, "I'm going to duck!" Another animal comments, "She said 'duck,' and she is a duck!" That observation exemplifies the best the script has to offer.

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