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Old 11-26-2008, 07:32 AM
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Review of Fred Claus

Ok. I saw someone earlier said it was a terrible movie so I just finished watching it for myself. First of all Im used to seeing Tim Allen playing Santa. Now I will try not to spoil the story for anyone. The story line is Santa's brother Fred Claus (Vince Vaughn) feels less loved and is constantly told "Why cant you be like your brother?". He ends up living in town while Santa is, where else? at the North Pole. Fred ends up being kind of a jerk and a pain to everyone when he realizes he has been a jerk. The acting was great and it shows that people come together at Christmas. There is no swearing but some violence (like Home Alone violence). I REALLY enjoyed the movie. There was family moments, funny moments and moments that make you want to cry (yes yes I almost did). I liked the scene at the pole when they kept playing "Here comes Santa Claus" over and over. Fred gets fed up and locks the Elf DJ in a closet and changes the song to Rubber neckin' by Elvis and they all join in dancing. Great scene. So if you are in the mood for a different BUT good Christmas movie to make you laugh, cry and smile then rent it or pick it up. I enjoyed it!
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I haven't watched it and was not really interested in it, but you have peaked my interest. I may get it this weekend. Thanks
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Thanks for the review!
Personally, I thought the movie was okay...BUT..I'm not a fan of Vince Vaughn. I don't like his humor and frankly he irritates me the way he talks. I like the story line, and the Santa and family were good. I just wish they had put someone else in that role.
I will go see Four Christmases, but I'm already expecting it to be Vince Vaughn acting like Vince Vaughn again. It's like Will Ferrell, for me. He's a situational character who basically acts the same in everything.
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I don't care for Vince either. They COULD have had some other actors play the roll but still I liked the movie But don't base it on the actors because it could be a really good movie! But to each their own.
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I thought it was an ok movie. It wasn't as rubbish as everyone made it out to be though.
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Forget Vince Vaughn, you had Paul Giamatti as Santa Claus!!!! Really it wouldn't have mattered to me, I'd have seen it just because it was about Santa Claus.
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I just watched it last night with my family. I thought it was really cute. I felt so bad for the head elf, Willie, because the girl he loved never remembered his name. Poor little guy.
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we haven't seen it yet,might take a peek.thanks
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picked it up on blu-ray last night, watched it tonight. its no elf, but its a good movie
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