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FRED CLAUS

Yes, another review where I say that I had lost interest in seeing the movie before I saw it.
Sorry, but itís true.

When I first saw a teaser about Fred Claus, just the fact that it had both Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti was enough to make me excited to see it.
The closer it came to being released, my interest fizzled down to nothing.
The fact that it got such bad advance word definitely didnít help.
But the fam wanted to see it, and I figured it couldnít be that bad, so there you go.
Well, it turns out it wasnít THAT badÖbut thatís hardly a ringing endorsement.

Yes, Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti are both very good, as is Kevin Spacey, but he is so unlikable in the movie, it doesnít matter. Elizabeth Banks and Miranda Richardson are both wasted in their throw away roles, and Rachel WeiszÖRachel Weisz?!?
Why is she in this movie?
She is way too good for a minimal love interest role! What was she thinking?

So yeah, Fred Claus doesnít suck, but itís hardly a holiday classic.

C

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