Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton) teams up with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is chubby and cheery Thurman Merman, a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie's sliver of humanity. Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Willie's horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke, who raises the bar for the gang's ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior.
|Release Date||:||November 23, 2016|
|Genres||:||Crime, Drama, Comedy|
|Production Company||:||Broad Green Pictures, Miramax|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Shauna Cross, Doug Ellin, John Phillips, Johnny Rosenthal|
|Casts||:||Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Brett Kelly, Tony Cox, Christina Hendricks, Ryan Hansen, Jenny Zigrino, Jeff Skowron, Cristina Rosato, Octavia Spencer|
|Plot Keywords||:||holiday, elves, santa claus, shopping mall, mall santa, christmas|
First of all, I loved the first one. My absolute favorite Christmas movie of all time. Most other Christmas movies are about magic and all that. How about some realism, dosed with cynicism, sarcasm, curses and other insults? Now that's what Christmas deserves and that's what we all deserve for Christmas.
Some of the comments referred to the first movie as *the original*. Not quite accurate, because this is no remake.
Two reasons I liked this one too: