Worst Movie ever made based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

I have been writing some quick posts about Christmas movies. Click here for most inappropriate Christmas Clip to show in church and unintentionally creepiest Christmas movie.

Guess I am not done because I saw American Carol on cable last night. Turns out David Zucker of Airplane! and Naked Gun fame directed a comedy lampooning Michael Moore based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

The movie is  a disaster. It failed at the box office–losing thirteen million dollars– and Rotten Tomatoes gives it a whoppin’ 13% rating.

 So bad.  So unfunny.  Yeah, I’m a big Michael Moore fan but i can laugh at anything.  This movie has no laughs, just mean spiritedness and a Bill O’Reilly cameo .

In the movie Michael Malone (read Michael Moore) is visited by three ghosts after Michael treats his Persian Gulf bound nephew poorly and starts a campaign to end July 4th celebrations.  Get it? Like AChristmas Carol but instead of Christmas we are talking July 4th and patriotism. 

One of those ghosts is George Patton.  In one scene, Michael Malone asks “Who are these people?”  The ghost of Patton responds “they’re not people, they’re the ACLU!”  Hardy Har Har.

What the hell was David Zucker thinking directing this movie?  Yeah, I’m sure money is tight but really?  This garbage?  And what the hell is Kelsey Grammer and Dennis Hopper doing in this thing?  Yeah you are conversative but shouldn’t art come first?   And then you got to feel sorry for Kevin Farley–Chris’ brother.  He gets stuck playing the Michael Moore character.  It is a hard thing to watch.  And Unfunny.

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