Friday, 16 November 2007

Fred Claus

I saw Fred Claus this afternoon.

Fred Claus has lived almost his entire life in his little brother's very large shadow. Fred tried but he could never live up to the example set by the younger Nicholas, who was just a perfect, well, Saint. True to form, Nicholas grew up to be the model of giving while Fred became the polar opposite: a repo man who then steals what he repossesses. Now Fred's dirty dealings have landed him in jail. Over Mrs. Claus's objections, Nicholas agrees to bail his big brother out on one condition: that he come to the North Pole and work off his debt making toys. The trouble is that Fred isn't exactly elf material and, with Christmas fast approaching, this one bad seed could jeopardize the jolliest holiday of the year. Has Fred finally pushed his little brother to the brink? This time, what Fred may have stolen is Christmas itself and it is going to take more than Rudolph to set things right.

I thought it was cute. My expectations weren't high so I was disappointed. Vince Vaughn played his usual Vince Vaughn.

I saw it at the Rainbow Cinema so it was worth the $6 ticket.

Afterwards, Gord and I met at the Upfront Bar and Grill for supper. I've walked by it a lot and always wondered what it was like. Nothing fancy and I liked it. The wings are big and hot is indeed hot. Gord's half price fish and chips was good too.

Christmas is in the air. We passed by this tree made of lights in a park on Front Street on our way to the streetcar.


Unknown said...

Can you believe that Christmas decorations are up already?!

Christine said...

I may wait to see this movie in the cheap theatre as well. :)