Fred Claus

Crazy Credits The opening logos are covered in snow and Christmas tree lights. Holiday Specials and Movies.

Meanwhile, the workshop is in a state of chaos because of Fred, and Clyde says that Nick's inability to control his work staff is strike one. While Fred starts working, Nick introduces Clyde Northcut, an efficiency expert who has come to evaluate the North Pole. But it does have suggestive humor.

The two continue dating, and Charlene and Willie are now happy together. Fred is followed by a bunch of Salvation Army Santas and gets into a slapsticky fight with them. Keith Kupferer as Salvation Army Santa.

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John Michael Higgins as Willie. Is there any fraternal feeling left, can either learn from the other, and what about Santa getting fired? Fred Claus was received poorly by critics. Sends the message that, despite their differences, brothers should stick together. Audible Download Audio Books.

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Please help improve it by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise. Fred Claus Critics Consensus A slew of talent is wasted in this contrived and overly sentimental Christmas film, which can't quite get the balance between slapstick humor and schmaltzy uplift.

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Fred Claus is not an entirely bad picture, but it is a decidedly bland one. And there is also some uneven pacing and moments of disjointed dialogue. Wanda opens it to find a teddy bear holding a French flag. Fred stops by the foster home to visit Slam and bring him the puppy Macaroni he wanted. How did that make Fred feel and act toward his family?

Ramona Giambalvo as Money Donor. Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free. You're invited to a very unusual family reunion. Snell as Slam's Adoptive Mother.

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Zinaida Khardarkevich as Elf. When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

British Board of Film Classification. Salvation Army Santa Craig J. His girlfriend, Wanda, gets mad at him for forgetting that her birthday was the next day.

Thank you for your support. Coach driver Mr Vaughn Brian C. There are a couple of kisses in the movie, but very short and sweet. Elizabeth Banks as Charlene. Caden Niewolny as Timmy Jackson.

Nick tells Fred that he is the best big brother anybody could ever ask for, and they finally make amends. He can't get enough money to reach the due date, but he agrees anyway. Films directed by David Dobkin. If Nick gets three strikes, the workshop will be shut down for good. Patrick Morris as Money Donor.

This article's plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed. William Dick as Group Leader. The world is what you make of it and it all starts with what you make of yourself. Tamara Aranovskaya as Elf. Santa Paul Giamatti is willing to help, but only if Fred flies up to pitch in during the pre-Christmas rush.

About these links Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space. Wesley Chu as Bonsai Chef. Santa's facing an audit from an efficiency expert, and it's not pleasant.

That said, it does look good with lovely cinematography and scenery, and the soundtrack is great and does put you in the mood for the Christmas season. What seems like fertile comedy territory turns out to be as barren as the North Pole. Irina Skrinichenko as Elf. It is evident that Fred and his mom have grown closer.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman. Brian Lowry of Variety magazine says the film has many shortcomings but most of all Vaughn and was miscast as his rapid-fire delivery and angry persona did not fit well with the story.

Fred Claus tries desperately for a Bad Santa meets Elf vibe. Fred faces away from Slam to hide his identity and explains to Slam that he should become a better person. Feeling isolated, Fred often climbs a tree to confide his problems in a bird. Fred Claus will never go down in history as a holiday classic, or even one of Vaughn's better known films, but a sterling cast lifts up what could have been easy mediocrity. Nick has become the modern-day Santa Claus, raw anime giving gifts to people and Fred works as a repossession agent in Chicago to take them away.

Willie reminds Fred that, according to a long-standing rule, only a member of the Claus family can deliver the presents and Fred qualifies. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son, before he is gone forever. Veronika Starostina as Elf. Mother Claus calls her son, Frederick, over to meet his new brother, whom she has decided to name Nicholas.

Fern Zimmerman as Caroler. Informizely customer feedback surveys. After setting up a phony charity organization, tension arises between him and Salvation Army santa clauses.

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The next day, Fred is negotiating what time he should pay for an empty building that he will attempt to transform into a packed casino. As the rest of the elves anxiously wait in the tavern, Willie marches in and, with newfound confidence, he walks up to Charlene, grabs a chair to stand on, and kisses her. On one occasion, Nick cuts down the tree, saying that now Fred can bring it inside since he liked it so much. How does he redeem himself?

Vince Vaughn as Fred Claus. Jeannette Francis as Money Donor. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Print. Scott Calvin has been a humble Santa Claus for nearly ten years, but it might come to an end if he doesn't find a Mrs.