During childhood, Fred Claus suffered his younger brother Nick's saintliness. Jump ahead: Fred is a fast-talking, genial but self-centered guy in Chicago looking for $50,000 to open an off-track-betting shop. When one scam goes awry, he calls Nick at the North Pole for a loan: Nick will give him the money only if Fred comes up to help a few days with the Christmas rush. After his girlfriend dumps him, Fred heads north. Santa's facing an audit from an efficiency expert, and it's not pleasant. Fred's job is to review charts and determine who's naughty and who's nice. Is there any fraternal feeling left, can either learn from the other, and what about Santa getting fired?Written by
Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins have work on several shows together. Pitch Perfect (2012) and its sequels as the comedic (with a plethora of sexually innuendos) competition commentators. See more »
In one shot during the fight on the snowmobile, the background is painted and clearly fake. See more »
Are you sure you wouldn't be more comfortable on bottom, Fred?
To be honest Willie, I don't think it's gonna make much of a difference either way.
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The opening logos are covered in snow and Christmas tree lights. See more »
Thought it was great and even a little insightful.
I thought this movie was very funny. My sons were begging to go see it so on a whim we decided to take them tonight. Just got back home and the kids were so excited that they laughed about it all the way home. I also think the movie shows a lot about sibling rivalry and how over the years it can blow up and get worse without anyone really realizing that it is happening. There were a lot of funny moments and I noticed everyone in our packed theater was laughing in what seemed to me all the right areas. I think this movie also shows how childhood disappointments can have effects long into your future. Either way, it was a very entertaining way to spend 2 hours and I would see it again.
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