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Santa Marty

And NO ONE checked to see if I was having a stroke!? Feeling the love. ;)

 

Too busy celebrating Johnathan..... sorry... :)

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Steve Pulera

Bahhhaa....yes how rude of us.  Is it too late for a belated check?  Are you ok buddy??

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Steve Pulera

Is the FORCE still with you?

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Santa Johnathan

Is the FORCE still with you?

With me...yes, with this film in question...nope. There...back on topic! :)

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Dutch Schrap

I just watched it on iTunes download (rental - I didn't want to pay any more than I had to.) The movie is very depressing. Very dark. I feel real bad. I saw people in that movie that I have known for years. There were some great parts, but more bad parts than I care to remember. I really don't know where to start with a review. Ugh. I did see this though - be careful who you go with for your "Agent" Make sure it's a reputable agency. Not just someone who hires party entertainment. Go to a real talent agency. Don't get bamboozled into a crappy hotel room during your 7 weeks. This should be an eye opener to EVERYONE!

 

Here's my review. This is not a documentary that you really want to see before your Season begins. It won't make you feel all jolly inside. In the first five minutes, my mouth was on the floor. I didn't think starting the movie out with a stripping Santa getting into a farm/animal feed bucket was real great. It didn't matter that he was gay. It was very strange. As I mentioned in my previous post, the rest of the documentary was dark and depressing. It troubles me greatly that the conditions that Spice had to live in for 7 weeks during his mall gig were as bad as they were. Eating non-refrig meals, one room hotel room, etc. is horrible for your health and your sanity. Actually, it's worse than a prison cell at that point. The "agency" he used should have negotiated a MUCH better deal for him. 

On to the better things... the Realtor seemed real professional and I would love me some Pulled Pork Ravioli! Frank (Santa) did a great job portraying Santa and pulling off a very magical visit with Mick's kids. Mick's portrayal was good when he was with kids. Shoving a stocking down another wrestler's throat was not good for the image of Santa, saying the stylist's "balls" felt great on his shoulder was also not very becoming of a Santa portrayer. I am also very surprised at some of the locations and events this movie was filmed at. I am not real sure who all is really going to see this movie unless it gets featured on Netflix or iTunes. I don't think this movie will help some of the Santas with future gigs and contracts. If the general public sees this film, we will be back to "most of the Santas are drunk" days. This movie was not a good portrayal of what 99% of us do. 

I also believe that Santa's beard should be white. Not yellow, dark roots coming through, etc. (and this was during the season - not during the off times.) Clean up and look like Santa. Santa has a white beard. If you are going for that 24/7 look, you have to keep it up. Don't curse, be nice to people, etc. Be professional - you will score MUCH better work that way. Brand yourself. I could go on and on, but I won't. I wish I had enough money to give out some life coach gift certificates. If you see the movie before your season starts, be prepared to find a way to undepress yourself. You are going to need it. No star rating by me.

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Carlo Klemm

Thanks Dutch for your review. It appears that there were some parts in it that held true to the expectations some of us had  in the negative light. 

By your comment about Russ, it appears that he portrayed what we can get caught up in, in our haste to accept a gig from someone we don't know. And when it becomes a necessity to work, we take what we get, even if it is bad. 

I also agree 100% with the statement......"Clean up and look like Santa. Santa has a white beard. If you are going for that 24/7 look, you have to keep it up. Don't curse, be nice to people, etc. Be professional - you will score MUCH better work that way."

 

Nice to see that 2 of the others came across pretty good. I don't know when the movie hits here, but I'll watch it .....,once

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