#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – During childhood, Fred Claus suffered his younger brother Nick’s saintliness. Jump ahead: Fred is a fast-talking, genial but self-centered guy in Chicago looking for $50,000 to open an off-track-betting shop. When one scam goes awry, he calls Nick at the North Pole for a loan: Nick will give him the money only if Fred comes up to help a few days with the Christmas rush. After his girlfriend dumps him, Fred heads north. Santa’s facing an audit from an efficiency expert, and it’s not pleasant. Fred’s job is to review charts and determine who’s naughty and who’s nice. Is there any fraternal feeling left, can either learn from the other, and what about Santa getting fired?
Plot: Fred Claus and Santa Claus have been estranged brothers for many years. Now Fred must reconcile his differences with his brother whom he believes overshadows him. When an efficiency expert assesses the workings at the North Pole and threatens to shut Santa down, Fred must help his brother to save Christmas.
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Fred Claus (2007)
Saving Christmas and Building Bridges.
It does exactly what it says on the Xmas Movie Tin. Poorly received by the critics and equally unsupported by the internet hordes, Fred Claus may be guilty of sentimentality, but for those in need of a pick me up during yuletide then it delivers the requisite smiles to faces.
Vince Vaughn is Fred, brother of Santa (Paul Giamatti), who has grown up resenting his elder brother. When Fred is in desperate need of cash he gets in touch with Santa to ask for a big loan, Santa will oblige if Fred comes up to the North Pole to work for it. Anger, mirth and bonding does follow as Fred causes mayhem among the elves and finds himself pitched in the middle of a nefarious plan being hatched by Clyde Archibald Northcutt (Kevin Spacey).
Not all the gags work but there are some genuinely funny moments, while the romantic threads are a touch too twee. Yet this wears its Xmas movie heart firmly on its red clothed sleeve, and there’s nothing wrong with that. 7/10
Decent watch at best, probably won’t watch again, but can recommend for off-brand holiday movies.
While I like watching Vince Vaughn beat up Santa Claus as much as the next person, I’m not a big Vince Vaughn fan. I’d rather see what Paul Giamotti can do with the Santa role, honestly.
Kevin Spacey, being very much himself, is awful, or his character is, and a story needs a good villain. Being a whiny spoiled kid in an adult body doesn’t really do it for me, especially in a Santa setting.
It is what it is
Every Christmas eve I make my kids endure yet another showing of It’s A Wonderful Life. I also thoroughly enjoyed Bad Santa. So sue me. I admit it. I like cheesy, schmaltzy movies. I like excellent, intelligent ones too, but as with so many things, variety is a good thing. What would the Christmas season be without the annual cinematic ka-ching ka-ching of Santa in all his guises, from Edmund Gwenn to Billy Bob Thornton? Fred Claus will make no one forget Bedford Falls, but I do not believe a Christmas film should have to reach iconic stature to succeed. “Fred” is a perfectly OK holiday movie, with enough humor for the adults and sufficient charm for the kids. My wife and I laughed a lot, even if most of the humor was obvious and Vince was just being Vince. Paul Giamatti was a top-notch Santa, which helped a lot. Not a great flick, and unlikely to become must-viewing for anyone’s annual Christmas traditions. But my wife and daughter and I enjoyed it for what it was, holiday schmaltz with a small dash of spice. There’s nothing wrong with that.
Essentially, a nice film. No violence of any significance, sexual references will go over small children’s heads. The movie explores sibling rivalry in an interesting, pleasant way: the “sibling anonymous” scene was quite amusing (I think a relative of the Smothers Brothers and Morgan Freeman was in that scene. The comments from Roger Clinton ring true to life.) This is a movie that one can explore with kids when they are a bit older and in a mood to discuss sibling rivalry. It also has a lovely use of Chicago, and I loved the assaults from unexpected quarters.
Interestingly, I think this movie appeals more to adults than very small children. My kids did get a little restless; my wife and I loved it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 56 min (116 min)
Genre Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Director David Dobkin
Writer Dan Fogelman (screenplay), Jessie Nelson (story), Dan Fogelman (story)
Actors Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, John Michael Higgins, Miranda Richardson
Production Company Warner Bros., Silver Pictures
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses, Arricam ST, Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), One Post, London, UK (digital intermediate), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 3,047 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI), D-Cinema