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Bad Santa


USA 2003, 95 minutes
Dir. Terry Zwigoff
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Comedy / Black Comedy, Christmas

Topics: Bad Taste.


Aroview: Gleefully soiling St. Nick's reputation, Billy Bob Thornton dons the red fat-suit as a department store Santa with a penchant for cigarettes, alcohol, profanity, kinky sex and burglary.

Helped along by a sinful dwarf in an elf-suit, the pair have eyes on all that retail booty, but their nefarious plans don't include finding sympathy for a bullied teenager and a local bar maid.

A big "Bah humbug!" from the dir. of CRUMB and GHOST WORLD, this is a perfect anti-Christmas amusement, though it never really gets beyond its broad central joke.

NZ International Film Festival 2004

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DVD Features

  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • deleted scenes
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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