Bad Santa DVD|
Nominated for a Golden Globe award this fabulously funny story is not one to restore the magic of christmas. A couple of criminals pose as store detectives and on christmas eve enpty the safe. In rolls the challenging kid and a sexy santa are just a couple of characters set to thwart their plans. A good laugh for an older family at christmas.from£2.69 | RRP:
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play The traditional Christmas tale will never be the same with the cleverly twisted merrily irreverent story of a Santa so bad he&39;s wickedly funny Terry Zwigoff&39;s Bad Santa stars Billy Bob Thornton as one of the most crooked corrupted and downright hysterical Kris Kringles ever to grace the screen Inspired by a mix of movie classics including the outrageous one-liners and outcasts of The Bad News Bears and the riotous impertinence of South Park with a dash of the holiday spirit of A Christmas Carol albeit one that would make Dickens wince! Billy Bob Thornton is Willie T Stokes a washed-up wise-cracking Department Store Santa who can&39;t help but be more naughty than nice Underneath his ill-fitting red suit Willie is actually a safecracker who makes one big score every year - on Christmas Eve As shoppers head home from the mall this Santa and his ingenious Elf - Willie&39;s midget partner-incrime Marcus (Tony Cox) - crack the store safe and make off with their own holiday stash But then comes Phoenix Here Santa and his Elf find their annual heist endangered by a pesky store manager (the late John Ritter) a savvy mall detective (Bernie Mac) a sexy Santa fan (Lauren Graham) and an innocent but beleaguered 8 year-old misfit (Brett Kelly) who decides to believe that Willie - as intoxicated acid-tongued and felonious as he seems to be -- is the real Santa he&39;s been seeking On the heels of two films that brought him a hip cult following and critical acclaim - Crumb and Ghost World - director Terry Zwigoff emerges with his most accessible comedy to date all the while pulling no punches on a wild ride through Christmas&39; outlandish funnier side Laughing riotously all the way the film skewers such classic holiday traditions as rampant commercialism smart-mouthed mall rugrats and Santa&39;s saintly image Blooper reel Deleted scenes Featurette Actors Billy Bob Thornton Tony Cox Brett Kelly Lauren Graham Lauren Tom Bernie Mac John Ritter Ajay Naidu Lorna Scott Harrison Bieker Alex Borstein Dylan Charles Billy Gardell Lisa Ross & Bryan Callen Director Terry Zwigoff Certificate 15 years and over Year 2003 Screen Widescreen 1851 Anamorphic Languages English - Dolby Digital (51) Subtitles English for the hearing impaired ; English ; German ; Hindi ; Turkish Duration 1 hour and 35 minutes (approx)
Outlandish Christmas comedy from director Terry Zwigoff. Billy Bob Thornton is Willie T. Stokes, a washed-up, wise-cracking Department Store Santa who can't help but be more naughty than nice. Underneath his ill-fitting red suit, Willie is actually a safecracker who makes one big score every year - on Christmas Eve. As shoppers head home from the mall, this Santa and his ingenious Elf - Willie's midget partner-in crime Marcus (Tony Cox) - crack the store safe and make off with their own holiday stash. But then comes Phoenix. Here Santa and his Elf find their annual heist endangered by a pesky store manager (John Ritter), a savvy mall detective (Bernie Mac), a sexy Santa fan (Lauren Graham) and an innocent but beleaguered 8-year-old misfit (Brett Kelly) who decides to believe that Willie - as intoxicated, acid-tongued and felonious as he seems to be - is the real Santa he's been seeking.
Average Rating for Bad Santa  - 4 out of 5
(based on 2 user reviews)
Bad Santa Chris Brathwaite
Bad Santa - bad ass / bad taste movie!
Billy Bob Thornton pulls off an all too convincing job of Willie - an all swearing, all drinking, all round bum. With his "little person" driving force Marcus (Tony Cox), they "work" the festive season to set them up for the rest of the year. The love of a good woman and the spookiness of a kid begin to elicit a change in Willie. But the real crunch comes when Willie"s only source of income is threatened.
Almost a feel good film with plenty of feel bad moments!
Bad Santa Kieran Hynes
Wow! I must have seen this film over a year ago!I can't believe it's taken sooooooo long for it to be released on DVD. Especially considering what a brilliant film it is. This is black comedy at it's very best. The story follows a luckless alcoholic who poses as Santa Claus (Billy Bob Thornton)in various department stores every year along with his vertically challenged sidekick. Together they proceed to rob the safes and strongrooms of each store they work at with hilarious consequences. Along the way Billy Bob reluctantly befriends a small (and very inquisitive) child and basically takes advantage of the childs naive good nature by going along with the idea that he is in fact the real Santa Claus. This culminates in him moving into the childs space-cadet grandmothers house and living there rent free, treating the place as his own. Be prepared for swearing galore, violence and gratuitous scenes of alcoholism (particularily when Billy Bob arrives paraletic to endure a days work as Santa, listening to kids spout off about their Xmas present requirements and proceeds to fall about the place and even pee himself!). The cast is brillant with Billy Bob Thornton going down a storm as the foul-mouthed, desperate, constantly drunk, occasionally incoherent but largely incapable Santa Claus. Bernie Mac is also very funny in his role as the detective hot on the trail of the two robbers. All in all, this film is a highly offensive, sad in parts and heartwarming tale of a man trying to better himself. An absolute must watch hoot of a movie! Long overdue for release and highly recommended.
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