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Coming to Town (2006)

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JoBeth is an 11-year-old girl who gets bullied at school. Desperate for help, she writes a letter to Santa Claus asking for revenge instead of toys and candy. Her wishes come true when, on ... See full summary »

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JoBeth is an 11-year-old girl who gets bullied at school. Desperate for help, she writes a letter to Santa Claus asking for revenge instead of toys and candy. Her wishes come true when, on Christmas eve, her enemies get a visit from an avenging, blood-thirsty Santa Claus and a couple of deranged, sadistic elves. By employing heavy artillery and extreme violence, JoBeth's bullies get their punishment and the Christmas spirit is restored. Written by Anonymous

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Restoring the Christmas spirit through gunfire and extreme violence

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A Sweet Love Letter To "Bah-Humbugs" Everywhere...
4 July 2007 | by (Arlington, VA.) – See all my reviews

If the thought of Johnny Mathis-sung Christmas carols and 'chestnuts roasting on an open fire' makes you want to hurl yourself headfirst into the nearest woodchipper, "Coming To Town" is exactly the movie for you. It's about what you'd get if you take Billy Bob Thornton's "Bad Santa," put a fifth of bourbon in one hand...and a Glock-9 in the other.

This "heartwarming" fable is the story of one JoBeth Smalls (Delaney Manning), who's decided that she wants something a little...different for Christmas this year. In spite of the fact that JoBeth's been a pretty good girl whose been through some hard times, her lot in life seems to be serving as the punching bag for a snot-nosed little bully named Alasdair Romer (Daeg Faerch) - a repulsive brat who makes the highlight of his day figuring out new ways to make JoBeth miserable. So what she's decided she wants for Christmas is a little "payback" for Alasdair, and when she puts her request in a letter to Santa, he decides to help her out..."Die Hard" style!

There is even more to this story than you would expect - especially for a short - but I'll leave it up to you to discover those surprises for yourself. Writer/director Carles Torrens gets a great set of performances from a decidedly non-Hollywood cast, and provides us with a bracing reminder that sometimes "turning the other cheek" isn't as effective as a little appropriately applied ass-kicking!


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