Humbug: ‘Bad Santa 2’ Plies Trade Feb. 21

photo for Bad Santa 2 Sequel to 2003’s cult hit. Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie (Billy Bob Thornton) teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus (Tony Cox), to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is “the kid” — chubby and cheery Thurman Merman (Brett Kelly), a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie’s sliver of humanity. Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Willie’s horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke (Kathy Bates). A super butch super bitch, Sunny raises the bar for the gang’s ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior. Willie is further burdened by lusting after the curvaceous and prim Diane(Christina Hendricks), the charity director with a heart of gold and libido of steel. Vitals: Director: Mark Waters. Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox, Christina Hendricks, Brett Kelly, Ryan Hansen. 2016, CC, MPAA rating: R, 92 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $17.544 million, Broad Green Pictures/Miramax. Extras: “Thurman Then & Now” featurette; “Just Your Average Red Band” featurette”; “Jingle Balls,” an adult version of the classic holiday song; gag reel; alternate opening and ending; deleted scenes. Blu-ray adds “That’s My Willie” original animated series. 2 stars

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