History Film / FredClaus

5th Aug '17 7:37:25 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ActorAllusion: [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer Kevin Spacey]] plays an antagonistic ObstructiveBureaucrat. Later [[spoiler: he does a HeelFaceTurn when Santa gives him the one thing he always wanted when he was a kid -- [[SupermanReturns a Superman cape]].]]

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* ActorAllusion: [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer Kevin Spacey]] plays an antagonistic ObstructiveBureaucrat. Later [[spoiler: he does a HeelFaceTurn when Santa gives him the one thing he always wanted when he was a kid -- [[SupermanReturns [[Film/SupermanReturns a Superman cape]].]]
12th Feb '17 6:59:57 AM zarpaulus
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* ElderlyImmortal: It seems that while his relatives stopped aging when he was sainted, Nick kept getting older for a while longer.
27th Dec '16 11:20:17 AM MarkLungo
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Skip ahead two hundred years, Fred (Vince Vaughn) is a small-time hustler living in Chicago who appears to be in his 40s. He lives with his English girlfriend (who grows tired of him never having a stable life) and acts as a father figure to an orphaned boy. When his latest scam finally catches up to him (operating his own personal Salvation Army kettle), the only way he can post bail is by calling Nick (Paul Giamatti) for a favor. Despite his brother's callousness, Nick is more than willing to help, though Mrs. Claus (Miranda Richardson) is skeptical. As a compromise, Fred is willing to come up to the North Pole and do a little helping out.

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Skip ahead two hundred years, Fred (Vince Vaughn) (Creator/VinceVaughn) is a small-time hustler living in Chicago who appears to be in his 40s. He lives with his English girlfriend (who grows tired of him never having a stable life) and acts as a father figure to an orphaned boy. When his latest scam finally catches up to him (operating his own personal Salvation Army kettle), the only way he can post bail is by calling Nick (Paul Giamatti) (Creator/PaulGiamatti) for a favor. Despite his brother's callousness, Nick is more than willing to help, though Mrs. Claus (Miranda Richardson) is skeptical. As a compromise, Fred is willing to come up to the North Pole and do a little helping out.
27th Dec '16 11:19:42 AM MarkLungo
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4th Dec '15 4:29:16 PM kataangluvr
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* BigBrotherWorship: As kids, Nick adored his older brother.
4th Dec '15 4:27:35 PM kataangluvr
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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Since Santa Claus had white hair and a white beard, he looks older than his brother.
28th Nov '15 11:08:19 AM nombretomado
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* ChristmasElves: The dwarf variety. Except for one inexplicably human-sized elf played by [[{{Scrubs}} Dr. Kim Briggs]].

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* ChristmasElves: The dwarf variety. Except for one inexplicably human-sized elf played by [[{{Scrubs}} [[Series/{{Scrubs}} Dr. Kim Briggs]].
2nd Aug '14 6:52:11 PM ThePope
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* ParentalFavouritism: Obviously their parents towards Nick. When one son is a saint beloved by all the world's children and responsible for rendering you functionally immortal while the other is a grinchy con-man who defined Santa's idea of naughty children, you're going to be a little favouritist.
** They were favouring Nick long before saint-hood, in several instances of childhood whenever Fredrick did something his mother was 'about' to positivly remark on Nicolas would top him in an outlandish manner. Then chides at Fred started when he tried putting logic to any of the things Nick did.

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* ParentalFavouritism: ParentalFavoritism: Obviously their parents towards Nick. When one son is a saint beloved by all the world's children and responsible for rendering you functionally immortal while the other is a grinchy con-man who defined Santa's idea of naughty children, you're going to be a little favouritist.favoritist.
** They were favouring favoring Nick long before saint-hood, in several instances of childhood whenever Fredrick did something his mother was 'about' to positivly remark on Nicolas would top him in an outlandish manner. Then chides at Fred started when he tried putting logic to any of the things Nick did.
30th Mar '14 2:33:31 AM mangamanic
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** They were favouring Nick long before saint-hood, in several instances of childhood whenever Fredrick did something his mother was 'about' to positivly remark on Nicolas would top him in an outlandish manner. The chides at Fred started when he tried putting logic to any of the things Nick did.

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** They were favouring Nick long before saint-hood, in several instances of childhood whenever Fredrick did something his mother was 'about' to positivly remark on Nicolas would top him in an outlandish manner. The Then chides at Fred started when he tried putting logic to any of the things Nick did.
4th Feb '14 7:04:25 PM Rahkshi500
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* Glurge: The movie provides the message that there are no bad kids because some of them might feel scared or misunderstood. While it's nice to look into the reasons and why to improve such behavior, the movie, however, instead delivers it in a way by showing that every kid deserves a present no matter how bad they behave, and thus implying that it's okay for kids to get away with bad behavior. Clyde is an adult and does try to fix what he screwed up, and Fred was at least able to have a talk with Sam before things got too bad, but whose to say that misbehaved kids(like the one boy who trashed his sister's room and beat her up with a bat) will interpret the fact that they still received gifts as a means to take advantage of it and continue misbehaving?



** With above mentioned Glurge, possibly some kids who have really misbehaved, like that boy who trashed his sister's bedroom and beat her up with a bat.

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** With above mentioned Glurge, the way the message is delivered, possibly some kids who have really misbehaved, like that boy who trashed his sister's bedroom and beat her up with a bat.
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