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The Ravitz Report: Scrooged

Dec. 21, 2012 | Alan Ravitz, MD, MS

Dr. Alan Ravitz, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Child Mind Institute, is an avid movie watcher who has a keen eye for the pleasures and insights to be found in all genres, from action flicks to intimate character studies. Each week Dr. Ravitz will recommend here a film for weekend viewing. Expect surprises, psychological twists, and a taste for emotional subtlety.

It's Christmas, so I guess I have to make a Christmas movie recommendation. There is, of course, It's a Wonderful Life, which I've seen at least 10 times, and which manages to make me cry every time I see it. BUT, my favorite Christmas movie is, without a doubt, Scrooged, with Bill Murray and an incredible Carol Kane. See it. Laugh. Cry. Laugh some more. Enjoy. Happy holidays.

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