||[Dec. 25th, 2010|01:36 pm]
My cousin and I sat down and watched Bad Santa ("Badder" unrated version) for the first time. Billy Bob Thornton plays Willie, an alcoholic hillbilly thief who cases malls to rob by working in them as a mall Santa. I can't imagine a more natural role for Billy. Along the way, he discovers a bartender, Sue (Lauren Graham), who responds to him without the usual indifference or disgust. There was also some shit about discovering the meaning of Christmas through a runny-nosed fat kid named Thurman Merman (Brett Kelly), but they loosely tie in those lessons learned amid the smorgasbord of foul language, broken moral compass, and random breaking of law. This is the perfect holiday film. We loved it!
Billy Bob Thornton, in the perfect role.