Saturday, December 14, 2013
Snow Screen: The Santa Clause
The flick was playing on Main Street where Great Moments With Abraham Lincoln usually rolls. Had no idea the place sat 485 peeps! After a brief introduction, they hit play on the DVD player. Clause is the story of Scott Calvin (mother BLEEP-ing) Tim Allen, a successful marketing exec at a toy company and divorced dad trying to spend Christmas Eve with his annoyingly cute yet disconnected son. That night, Scott startles an intruder on the roof who turns out to be Santa Claus! Spooked Santa tumbles off the roof and dies (kid's movie?!) and Scott grudgingly picks up the mantle to appease his kid. North Pole, grumpy animatronic reindeer, children as elves, real life divorce shit, Judge Reinhold in ugly sweaters, Armand Assante and gift giving hijinks ensues.
comedian would have a career defined by family entertainment funded by Disney. For a week in 1994, Allen had the number one sitcom, movie and New York Times Best Seller in America.