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Fred Claus (2007)

3 Ratings: 4.3
Kids & Family movie directed by David Dobkin

Vince Vaughn is enormously enjoyable as the titularFred Claus, disgruntled older brother of the better-known St. Nicholas himself, i.e., the North Pole’s very own Santa (Paul Giamatti). A garrulous hustler running from the emotional fallout of … see full wiki

Director: David Dobkin
Genre: Family
3 reviews about Fred Claus (2007)
review by . December 02, 2008
Vince Vaughn is the unfortunate underachieving older brother of none other than Santa himself. And while St. Nick works all year to prepare for making that one day special for kids all over the world, Fred works for a repo company...taking back possessions from folks unable to pay their included. When his latest money making scheme lands him in jail, Fred calls his little brother Nick in the North Pole to bail him out...AND loan him 50k for yet another business deal. Nick agrees to …
review by . November 30, 2008
It's hard to compete with nostalgic classics like A Christmas Story and pure childish fun like Elf. Many have failed.    Fred Claus. Well, Fred nearly pulls it off. Enough for me to purchase the movie and make it a must watch at least once during the Christmas season. Vince Vaughn plays a sarcastic screw-up, and fans of his or sarcastic screw-ups are sure to find Fred Claus appealing.    Of course there are the sappy and yeah-right moments that make the movie …
review by . November 27, 2008
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The whole family really enjoyed this movie, parents, 17 and 12 year old. What we particularly liked, the film had a pleasant message without being a sledge hammer. "Kids are not naughty." It also wasn't saccharine. And there was no super scary climax that would scare any kid watching the movie. It moved from point A to point B at a good pace.    This was a very odd cast, Paul Giamatti as Santa Claus (not a great choice), Vince Vaughn as Fred (he does play Vince Vaughn but tones …
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