Bad Santa

RB2 – Bad Santa

Reels, Booze & Bro’s aka RB2 hosts Brian, Jay with Reel Bro Kev and Shane review the raunchiest Christmas movie of all time; Bad Santa.  The booze are not as raunchy but the laughs make up for it.  Tune in as we close this Christmas trilogy.

A Darkly Hilarious Christmas Classic: A Review of ‘Bad Santa

Meet Willie, the Worst Santa Ever

“Bad Santa” is a holiday classic that subverts everything we love about the season, delivering a darkly hilarious story of a mall Santa and his criminal accomplice. Willie, played by Billy Bob Thornton, is a washed-up crook who’s lost his way. His partner in crime, Marcus (Tony Cox), suggests that they rob a shopping mall on Christmas Eve while Willie poses as Santa.

A Christmas Heist Gone Wrong

The heist doesn’t go as planned, and Willie is stuck playing Santa for the remainder of the holiday season. He’s miserable, drinking heavily and abusing his position of power to hit on women and insult children. Along the way, he forms an unlikely bond with a young boy named Thurman (Brett Kelly), who sees the good in Willie even when nobody else does.

Billy Bob Thornton Steals the Show

One of the main reasons “Bad Santa” is so beloved is Billy Bob Thornton’s performance as Willie. He’s crude, abrasive, and unapologetic, yet somehow still manages to be a sympathetic character. Thornton’s comedic timing is impeccable, delivering some of the movie’s most memorable one-liners. Tony Cox is also excellent as Marcus, the angry and short-tempered sidekick.

Dark Humor and Heartwarming Moments

“Bad Santa” is a dark comedy, so it’s not for everyone. The humor is crude, vulgar, and at times offensive. But for those who enjoy this type of humor, the movie is a masterpiece. Despite the R-rated jokes and adult situations, there are also moments of genuine heart and sincerity, particularly in Willie’s relationship with Thurman.

A Must-Watch for Fans of Dark Comedies

In conclusion, “Bad Santa” is a must-watch for fans of dark comedies. It’s a movie that doesn’t hold back, delivering raunchy humor alongside heartwarming moments. Billy Bob Thornton’s performance as Willie is worth the price of admission alone. This movie isn’t for the faint of heart, but if you’re a fan of dark comedies, you’ll love every minute of it. So pour yourself a drink and settle in for a wild ride with “Bad Santa”.

Booze we had for the podcast

  • Style: Wheat Beer – Dunkelweizen
  • ABV: 5.4%
  • From: Spoetzl Brewery
  • Style: Blonde Ale
  • ABV: 5.2%
  • From: Bolero Snort Brewery