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Fred Claus

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Fred Claus

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
107 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/09/07
performer:
Paul Giamatti, Vince Vaughn
director:
David Dobkin
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
Dan Fogelman
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C-

Those who simply can’t get enough of fat suits and FX-fashioned elves might hope to find some Christmas spirit in Fred Claus, a comedy starring Vaughn as St. Nick’s rascally older brother. However, the EXTRAS — director David Dobkin’s overeager commentary and 13 additional scenes (see more of Vaughn’s rambling rants!) — will leave you with an empty feeling that contrasts the warm, brotherly love Vaughn and Giamatti find at movie’s end. Leave this one out of your letter to Santa. C?