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(2016) (Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates) (R)

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Mild
Gun/Weapons Heavy
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) Heavy
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Heavy
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Moderate

Comedy: Former partners in crime reunite to once again pose as a Santa Claus and an elf to steal from a Chicago charity.
Conman Willie Soke (BILLY BOB THORNTON) is once again down on his luck. He lost his girlfriend, he's broke, and he wants to end it all. But three things prevent him from doing that. One, his general ineptitude when it comes to trying to commit suicide. Two, a simple-minded young man named Thurman Merman (BRETT KELLY), who he befriended as a child and who still looks up to him more than a decade later. And, three, the reappearance of his old partner in crime, Marcus (TONY COX).

Despite betraying him and nearly killing him 13 years earlier, Marcus is able to convince Willie to pull one last scam that could net them $2 million. The plan is to once again pose as Santa Claus and an elf and rob a Chicago-based children's charity. Willie doesn't find out until he gets to the Windy City that the mastermind behind this plot is his crass, crooked, abusive mother, Sunny (KATHY BATES).

Willie reluctantly agrees to stay, but only after he becomes smitten with the charity's buxom, alcoholic leader, Diane (CHRISTINA HENDRICKS), and her philandering husband, Regent (RYAN HANSEN). Matters are complicated when Thurman shows up, wanting to spend the holidays with Willie. And hot on their trail is a trigger-happy security guard named Dorfman (JEFF SKOWRON) and a sexually adventurous security guard named Gina (JENNY ZIGRINO).

Kids should NOT see this, but teens may be attracted to it because of its hard-R rating and extreme sexual content.
For crude sexual content throughout and language, and some graphic nudity.

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