movie: Fred Claus
starring: Paul Giamatti, Vince Vaughn
format; TV EDIT
plot: Santa's older brother Fred ends up spending a few weeks at the North Pole, to pay off a debt. Meanwhile, Santa is having issues with a corporate executive who wants to shut down the whole thing.
Okay, I have to admit, I love Paul Giamatti, and he was the only reason I sat through this movie. That and it was on tv so it was a free movie.
This movie was actually better then it sounded. Vaughn was funny, and given everything I've seen him in before has been rude and vulgar, this was actually funny. Semi-clean, but then again as I said it was a tv edit.
I liked the idea of exploring the rest of the family of someone famous. Really liked the scene with the support group for brothers of celebrities. Stephen Baldwin was a crack up. You don't think about how the rest of the people in the life of a famous person deals with stuff, and this movie extreme as it is, gives you a small taste of how it might affect them.
what do i think i learned from this film?
Nothing is ever completely black and white no matter what you might think about the situation. No one can ever be totally nice all the time.