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Parents' Guide to

I Am Santa Claus

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Docu about holiday helpers has mature themes, profanity.

Movie NR 2014 89 minutes
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You might not like every Santa you meet here, but they'll engage you, often surprise you, and never, ever bore you. Mick Foley's sincerity and artlessness is a delight; he makes parenting seem a gift that keeps on giving. Santa Jim, like some of the kids he greets, can't hold back his tears; in his 70s, he seems committed to life as a young man. Russell Spice's duality is astounding; his story has heartbreak around every corner. Tommy Avallone and producer Morgan Spurlock have done a terrific job of letting these men and their lives speak for themselves; no narration necessary. Caution: Although it's as an examination of a culture that's distinctly associated with children, I Am Santa Claus is for adults and mature teens only.

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