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James McAvoy and Hugh Laurie Cast in "Arthur Christmas" Comedy

Posted: November 2nd, 2010 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
James McAvoy and Hugh Laurie Cast in "Arthur Christmas" ComedySubmit Comment
James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, and Ashley Jensen, have joined the voice cast of the 3D, CG-animated family comedy, "Arthur Christmas." The new movie, directed by Sarah Smith, is set to hit theaters on November 23rd, 2011.

Plot: Set on Christmas night, the story of Arthur Christmas at last reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?' The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the heart of the film is a story with the ingredients of a Christmas classic a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns.

McAvoy leads the cast as Arthur, the good-natured but clumsy younger son of Santa. Arthur LOVES everything to do with Christmas; indeed, he is the only one in his family still captivated by the magic of the holiday. Laurie will play Arthur's older brother Steve, heir to the reins, a cool, incredibly capable guy who has given the North Pole high-tech efficiency, military-style precision. Broadbent plays Santa, who pictures himself as the guy in charge at the North Pole, but is now more of a figurehead as the operation has outgrown him. Nighy plays Santa's 136-year-old father, Grandsanta, a cranky old codger who hates the modern world, is always grumbling that Christmas 'was better when I was Santa' and has a tense relationship with Steve, who he calls 'A postman with a spaceship.' Jensen will play Bryony, a lowly elf from the Giftwrap Battalion, with an eager-to-please attitude and an obsession with wrapping and bows. Imelda Staunton rounds out the cast as Mrs. Santa, dedicated wife and mother to her husband and sons.

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Big_Daddy writes:
on November 2nd, 2010 at 10:47:38 PM

Spoiler alert ***

It's the parents....there is no Santa clause
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on November 2nd, 2010 at 11:13:37 PM

Plot: Set on Christmas night, the story of Arthur Christmas at last reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?' The answer:

Hallucinatory drugs, alcohol, blood, instructions in every language but yours and a f*ckING lot of swearing in the middle of the night (and when the credit card bills come in).
Ranger writes:
on November 3rd, 2010 at 12:33:23 AM

Santa diddles children as they sleep.

Doubt me?

Next time you're at the mall, sitting on his lap, ask him to show you his 'North Pole' - and LOOK INTO HIS EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ari Gold writes:
on November 3rd, 2010 at 12:59:58 AM

Christmas movies suck.
Except for Die Hard and Bad Santa.
Ranger writes:
on November 3rd, 2010 at 1:08:35 AM

Santa sucks... for 50 bucks.
Wyatt Derp writes:
on November 3rd, 2010 at 2:29:37 AM

Liked it better the first time when it was called Disney's Prep and Landing.
trailertrash writes:
on November 3rd, 2010 at 3:47:51 AM

Santa sucks... for 50 bucks.

But you can unload his sacks for free...
Ranger writes:
on November 3rd, 2010 at 4:24:45 AM

Santa... is that a lump o' coal, or a prostate too-mah?

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