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Bad Santa

Updated on April 3, 2013

Warning this video contains adult language that may not be suitable to younger viewers.

Finally a holiday film that breaks all the rules

"Bad Santa" takes everything we all hold dear to Christmas and obliterates it with cursing and fowl low brow humor, and I absolutly love it! The movie is about a drunken middle aged Santa (Billy Bob Thornton) that hates his job and plans to rob the mall, where he works at, with help from his would be sidekick elf (Tony Cox). However, along the way some little fat kid starts to warm the old crook's heart, and Santa must decide to either help the kid or stick to his usual plan of drinking, robbing, and women. Plus, John Ritter as the mall supervisor, who's appalled by Santa and elf, is hillarious. In one scene, John tries to fire Santa because he was caught having sex in the women's dressing room. However, Santa and elf turn it around and make John look like he's racist against midgets. Uttering hillarious lines like, "Pretty soon you're gonna have whole bunch of these little *****ers with protests signs," by Santa. Terry Zwigoff does a great job providing a comedy that adults can enjoy around the holidays. The perfect holiday film to watch while the kiddies are away.

Terry Zwigoff does a great job creating a comical atmosphere that allows the actors to shine. Like when the fat kid keeps asking Santa about his elves names, and Santa responds by yelling, "F**** should I know kid! I usually just call them Bub or Chief." Terry Zwigoff uses alot of scenarios that you simply would not expect to see in a holiday film. However, a lot of those scenes couldn't have been made without great comedic performances.

Bernie Mac, Tony Cox, John Ritter, and Billy Bob Thornton are funny as hell in this film. I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard watching a film so unless a person is one of those people that offends easily to low brow comedy, then this isn't the film for him/her. Audiences will be laughing at scenes like when Santa faints in the mall, and Bernie Mac tries to get elf to pick him up. Tony Cox says, "I don't know if you can understand physics mother *****er, but I'm only three feet tall, so unless you're planning on getting my ass a wheel barrell, then I suggest you help my ass carry him." From beggining to end, this film will have viewers laughing histarically.

However, the film does fall into the trap of most holiday cliche films around the end; the ones that made our hearts ooze with warmth. Fortunately, though, it doesn't in the traditional X-Mas way.

This film almost completely disregards what the holidays movies are about and makes a damn good comedy. The acting and direction are great with predictability aside. This isn't a film for the kiddies, but adults will love every second of this movie.


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      Steven Escareno 6 years ago

      Thanks ladies. I appreciate you girls saying that. To be honest, I don't consider this one of my better reviews, as I remember I originally wrote this on myspace a long time ago before I even got to hubpages (before when I was only writing these for fun); then transferred it over to here. However, I'm glad you both liked it anyway though, as that's very generous of both you, and thanks again for stopping by. :)

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      Vanessa Martinez Wilson 6 years ago from Vancouver, WA

      I usually steer away from comedies, holiday film and Billy Bob Thornton, but I actually loved this movie. It'sw probably because it's twisted and I always thought Bernie Mac was so funny.

      Your hubs are always so interesting and thought out!

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      Tammy Cornett 6 years ago from Ohio

      We love Bad Santa--it's my husband's favorite Christmas movie, lol...Good job describing the scenes, too--you hit them right on the head! :)

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      Steven Escareno 8 years ago

      yeah, i think the best scene was when john ritter tried to fire them. that scene was hilarious

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      Seth Tomko 8 years ago from Macon, GA

      I agree. For anyone who likes dark comedy, Bad Santa is required viewing.