Plot Summary: Comedy superstar, Vince Vaughn stars in his new movie, "Fred Claus" as the older and polarly opposite brother of Christmas' biggest icon - Good ole' Saint Nick. Growing up at the North Pole wasn't easy for Fred, as he was constantly compared to his virtuous brother. As much as he tried, he could never measure up to Nicholas Claus (Paul Giamatti), who was the perfect saint. Nick grew up to be the embodiment of Christmas with his philanthropy and altruistic ways, whilst his older, disgruntled brother Fred grew up to be the exact opposite - a callous repo man who then stole whatever he repossessed. Unfortunately, Fred's deceitfulness finally catches up with him, and he ends
up in jail. Amidst a furor of protests from Mrs. Claus (Miranda Richardson), Nicholas sympathizes with his brother and bails him out on one condition: Fred must come back to the North Pole, and repay his debt by making toys. The trouble though is that he is not exactly elf material, and with Christmas quickly approaching, Fred's antics could not only jeopardize the merriest time of the year at the North Pole, but also for millions of people around the world!
November 9th, 2007 (wide)
November 25th, 2008 (DVD)
Warner Bros. Pictures
Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Kevin Spacey, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins, Ludacris, Kathy Bates, Judi Dench, Rachel Weisz
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Rated PG for mild language and some rude humor.
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