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Gummibar: The Yummy Gummy Search for Santa

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

YouTube sensation translates into bad-taste holiday movie.

Movie NR 2012 50 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 10+


I actually couldn’t watch this whole movie. Inappropriate and rude “humor”, Santa is fat-shamed, his butt crack is shown, all within the first few minutes. About as far from a feel-good Christmas movie as you can get.
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age 16+

Explicit References

Would NOT recommend for young children. The Cat roommate not only is dressed in a way that's not necessary at all for the show or theme, she also says "this pussy's beat" along w a couple other sexual innuendos. Was watching this w my 3 & 5 yr olds & was fr completely blindsided by some of the random references that I personally am not cool w bein added to shows my boys watch. The only part that we liked was the gummy bear song (in which we busted out a dance party in our living room). Just wanted others to know! Hope this helps.
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (7):

Turning the viral YouTube dance song sensation into a 50-minute holiday feature was a mistake. Even with Gummibar presenting new holiday-themed Auto-tuned songs with disco beats backing him up, there isn't much to work with. The story somehow manages to drag, even at its short length. The characters (a ragtag bunch of snarky misfits) are cliched and the writing tries too hard to be witty.

The irritating music mixed with some inappropriate humor -- Santa bending over to expose his butt crack; sarcastic reindeer drinking beer and making fat jokes --should be reason enough to avoid this. Viral YouTube videos do not always translate well into longer features, and this is a case in point.

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