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Bad Santa 2


America's favourite anti-hero is back!  Bad Santa 2 sees Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton) return to our screens- fuelled by cheap whiskey and greed. In the latest instalment Willie once again teams up with his angry sidekick, Marcus (Tony Cox), to rip off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is a 250-pound ray of sunshine named Thurman Merman (Brett Kelly), who somehow brings out Willie's sliver of humanity.

Mommy issues arise when Willie is reunited with his horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke (Kathy Bates). A super butch super bitch, Sunny raises the bar for the gang's ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behaviour. Willie is further burdened by lusting after the curvaceous and prim Diane, played by Christina Hendricks the charity director with a heart of gold and libido of steel.

The film boasts an Award winning cast that certainly does add some credibility to what is a very base film – and they do deliver. The characterisations are colourful, and yet totally believable! Kathy Bates smashes it as Willie’s awful mother – a truly brilliant addition to the motely crew. 

Along with the expected gross out gags I was surprised at how many laugh-out-loud moments there were. However, I don’t think that Bad Santa 2 offers anything different from the original – as is the case with most films of this ilk.

So you better watch out: BAD SANTA 2 is coming to town. Have a few beers and a good giggle! Rating: 
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UK Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
USA Release Date: 
Monday, November 28, 2016