Well the Christmas season is officially over and
most of us are happy about that. Yes we all love thinking about it when
Thanksgiving is ending, but it is nice to move on into the new year. However,
for those of you who didn't quite get your old Saint Nick fix that you wanted,
you can turn to Billy Bob Thornton, who gives us a glimpse into a real life
working Santa in, Bad Santa. I don't know about you but there is
something uniquely hilarious about seeing Santa holding himself up with
one hand smashed into the side of a wall and the other pulling his coat
into his stomach so that he won't get any vomit on it as he hurls on to
Bad Santa becomes Badder
Badder Santa is the unrated version of Terry Zwigoff's lough-out-loud
dark comedy, Bad Santa. The film follows sleaze-ball Willie T.
Soke [Billie Bob Thornton] and his midget friend Marcus [Tony Cox] through
a holiday scam like no other. These two play Santa and elf as a means to
case out a mall and rob it for everything they have been wanting throughout
As if this is not reason enough to check this movie out, let me also point
out that this movie represents everything that Christmas is not about in
a most comical way. Santa is a homeless alcoholic who can't keep his mouth
closed or his zipper up, all of this is teamed with bad attitude which is
a recipe for the greatest dark comedy since The Cable Guy.
And if by chance you are still hungry for more, the unrated DVD release
is packed with extras. It not only features five extra minutes incorporated
into the film, but also a Badder Santa gag reel, a behind the scenes
feature, deleted and alternate scenes and outtakes.
Bad Santa is the most disturbing holiday movie I have ever seen,
but let me also say that it is absolutely the funniest Christmas feature
since National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, and will always immediately
abscond any appetite for Christmas spirit I have throughout the year in
the most paradox of ways.
The film also stars Bernie Mac and John Ritter. This film was Ritter's last before his unexpected departure from us.