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PG| 1 hr. 56 min.

Plot Summary
Of the two Claus brothers, Fred (Vince Vaughn) is the troublemaker and polar opposite of his saintly sibling, Nicholas (Paul Giamatti). When Fred's criminal ways finally land him in big trouble, Nicholas bails him out and brings him to the North Pole to work off the debt by making toys. The headaches mount for St. Nick, who not only must deal with his troublemaking brother, but also an efficiency expert who has come to evaluate Santa's operation.

Cast: Vince Vaughn , Paul Giamatti , Miranda Richardson , John Michael Higgins , Rachel Weisz , Kevin Spacey , Elizabeth Banks , Kathy Bates

Director: David Dobkin

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Warner Bros.

Fred Claus (2007)

Release Date: November 9th, 2007|1 hr. 56 min.

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  • This is just plain bad - and it's a surprise. show more

  • Yet another ho-hum family comedy hits screens this weekend -- this one in peppermint holiday flavor. show more

  • Freely mixing reality therapy, fairy tale and satire, Dobkin's film does not maintain a consistent tone. Is it a seriocomedy about brothers who need to work on unfinished business? Is it a holiday fable about a Scrooge who comes to surf the yuletide? Is it a satire in which an efficiency expert (Kevin Spacey) puts pressure on St. Nick to outsource gift allocation and distribution? show more

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