Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Fred Claus ... it's lightweight but has a few laughs

Recently, I was itching to see a movie and chose 'Fred Claus.' Starring Vince Vaughn, it tells a pretty predictable tale about how Christmas gets saved.

I've always liked Vince Vaughn's humor. Kind of a wise guy, but his humor is smart and has an edge to it.

As for the film, it falls into the category of being something we've all seen before, but the talent of the cast saves it. There are some high caliber actors in this.

Paul Giamatti co-stars as Santa, and Kevin Spacey plays the villain of the piece.

I won't spoil it, but the film's funniest bit occurs toward the end and includes cameos by Frank Stallone, Roger Clinton, and one of the Baldwin brothers (I can't remember which one). It is laugh out loud funny.

If the rest of the movie were as funny as that one scene, then it would be a must see. However, it is pretty uneven, but has some laughs.

1 comment:

Joltin' Django said...

I read "No Country For Old Men" in March/April 2005 (a lady who goes to church with me works at Ingram, and she gave me an "advance reader's" copy). It took me all of four hours to read said book.

Yesterday, a bud and I took in the Coen Bros.'s adaptation of "NCFOM" at the Green Hills Cinema. As much as I like and appreciate "Blood Simple," "Miller's Crossing," "Fargo," and "The Man Who Wasn't There," I was left gasping for air many times whilst watching "No Country ..." "NCFOM" is the best film I've seen in a long, long time.