Shopping mall santas have always been a bit icky, but they don’t make ‘em creepier than Willie. Billy Bob Thornton plays this foul-mouthed, alcoholic, womanising Santa. Each year he and his sidekick Marcus (Tony Cox) get a job in a new mall so they can case the joint and rob ‘em blind. After Thurman (Brett Kelly) saves Willie from an altercation in a bar parking lot, Willie drives the chubby, bullied young boy home. Soon Willie takes advantage of the young boy’s trust in ‘Santa’ by inviting himself to move in with Thurman and his senile grandmother. When the mall manager (John Ritter) and security chief (Bernie Mac) start investigating Santa’s background, things get tense and very funny.
Why You Should See This Film
Produced by the Coen Brothers and directed by Terry Zwigoff (Crumb, Ghost World), Bad Santa is perhaps the ultimate ‘bah humbug’ Chrissie movie – full of obscenities, verbal sparring and anti-social behaviour. If you’ve ever been in North America and lived through the 2-3 month build-up to Xmas you’ll know how exhausting and annoying it can be. Bad Santa gets revenge on the crass commercialism of Christmas and features a very funny, fully fleshed out performance from Billy Bob Thornton.
Golden Age Christmas Party Hosted by Moods
Moods is a Sydney-based fashion label run by Angus Truskett and Nathanael Noon and was established in 2016. The convergence of cinephilia, the cult of celebrity and always being online.
Moods will celebrate the year that was 2023 with a special reissue of their Eyes Wide Shut T-shirts and DJs in the bar after the film.
- Year: 2003
- Rating: MA15+
- Director: Terry Zwigoff
- Cast: Billy Bob Thornton
- Duration: 91 minutes
- Language: English