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It isn't easy being the brother of a big legend, so Fred Claus (Vince Vaughn) doesn't even try. But when his life of crime lands him in jail, it is his sibling Santa (Paul Giamatti) who arranges to have him do his community service time at the North Pole. Still ungrateful, the black sheep plays in the workshop and leads the elves astray.
Why Is Fred Claus Rated PG?
Fred Claus is rated PG for mild language and some rude humor.
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Hurt by the comparisons to his younger brother, Fred becomes a mean-spirited man who has a difficult time carrying through on his promises. His desire to open a gambling joint leads him to steal money and publicly comes to blows with Santa stand-ins. He also causes chaos in the toy factory, fights with some elves and starts a scrap during a family dinner. Later he and his brother have an all out brawl. Other sibling arguments are also shown. Infrequent profanities, some brief sexual humor and a low-cut dress are included in the film along with brief scenes in a urinal and drunken elves outside a tavern.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Release Date: 26 November 2008
Fred Claus comes to town on DVD with a sack full of additional scenes, an audio commentary by director David Dobkin and the movie’s trailer. Presented in widescreen, the disc offers audio tracks in Dolby Surround 5.1 (English, French and Spanish), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.
Fred Claus also decks the halls on Blu-ray. This format is trimmed with additional scenes, an audio commentary by director David Dobkin, a music video (Ludacrismas) and featurettes (Pause for Claus: Elves Tell All, Meet the Other Claus, Sibling Rivalry and Vince and Paul’s Fireside Chats). As well, there is a bonus disc presenting Fred Claus: Race to Save Christmas. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, French, Spanish and Portuguese), with subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Portuguese.