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This review is from: Fred Claus [Blu-ray]  [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
`Fred Claus' is one of those Christmas films that surprises you by being better than you expected. This follows Fred Claus, who is Santa's older, jaded brother, who has to help save Christmas when Santa injures himself. There is family history and some animosity between them, but this is put aside in the name of Christmas.
Vaughn has some funny lines and really makes this film with his comedic acting and Giamatti plays Santa very well indeed. The rest of the cast is pretty good as well and this film manages to be heart warming, without being schmaltzy; which is rare for a Hollywood film these days.
This is easy going, not too taxing, has a reasonable storyline and makes for an entertaining couple of hours viewing for all the family. Exactly what you would wish for in a Christmas film.
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