Don't watch this movie unless you love Christmas and love seeing people with the true Spirit of "selfless giving" in action. Because not only is it a fun and funny movie with loads of talent, it has the best Christmas scenes too! Seeing the people give their gifts to these 3 brothers just because they are in need of dry clothes after they end up crashing into the river, is so awesome! It's all part of the movie, that the people they stole from are the nicest people in the world, and truly celebrate Christmas in their hearts. It makes these 3 end up doing the right thing. But before they do, you'll be laughing more than once. At first you think no one could be that stupid, but thats why 2 of them were in Prison, but it works, the talent just makes it work, but mostly its just great fun. This movie is so re watchable, every year I enjoy it as one of the first Christmas movies I watch, just as the season nears. It isnt "only" about Christmas, but Christmas is played into it, so in a roundabout way, it's more of a Christmas movie than most proclaimed Christmas movies! They even get to evade the cops at one part by making off in a horse drawn sleigh, its just one more Chrismassy effect and thats part of how it stays so seasonal. If you dont like this movie, you were probably already miserable and nothing would have made you happy anyway! which is probably why some people give it only one or two stars. Nicolas Cage plays the straight guy, which works fine, and I'm sure there really are two characters out there somewhere in the world just like his 2 brothers, played by Lovitz and Carry. In that sense its believable. This would have easily been a 4 star movie, but some scenes are just too excellent, so you just have to throw that fifth star in there. Whether you buy it, rent it, or get it loaned for free, you'll enjoy it if you watch it! This is a movie that if my DVD got smashed somehow, I'd definitely buy another one. Dont be afraid to go for it. My only regret is they don't make more movies like this one!! and thats a fact. matter of fact, its certainly a one of a kind flick.