Christmas with the Kids from Little Fockers (and Giveaway)

by Jennifer Donovan

I recently attended a press junket for the new Universal Movie Little Fockers. I have to be honest, Meet the Parents is one of my guilty pleasures. It’s a little crude, but I loved the plot and it makes my husband and me laugh. When we saw Meet the Fockers the first time, I thought it went a little more crude and had a little less plot, and I genuinely wondered which way Little Fockers would go.

I have to say that I honestly believe it lives up to the legacy of Meet the Parents. What married couple doesn’t have issues with their parents’ involvement — specifically with their parents’ thoughts and influences on their kids?

It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam (Polo) and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get “in” with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, however, Jack’s suspicions about his favorite male nurse come roaring back.

When Greg and Pam’s entire clan—including Pam’s lovelorn ex, Kevin (Owen Wilson)—descends for the twins’ birthday party, Greg must prove to the skeptical Jack that he’s fully capable as the man of the house. But with all the misunderstandings, spying and covert missions, will Greg pass Jack’s final test and become the family’s next patriarch…or will the circle of trust be broken for good?

Stay tuned this week for interviews with the beautiful celeb mom Jessica Alba, who joined the cast for this third movie, as well as Blythe Danner, mom and grandma in the film and in real life. Today I want to introduce the actual actors who play the little Fockers in the movie — Colin Baiocchi and Daisy Tahan.

We sat down with them for about half an hour, and watching them it was clear that they are 100% actors and 100% kids.

They are actors because they are not just on screen acting like themselves. Eight-year-old Daisy was a real professional, sitting up straight and answering her questions with tact and poise. In the film, her character Samantha is a little more of a stinker than that, being embroiled in a stand-off with her dad. But she also shared her very kidlike interests with us: animals,

Seven-year-old Colin was a firecracker. He was 100% precocious wild child (and I know this type, because I have a 6-year-old just like him at home). But he was obviously a great actor as well, because his character Henry lives in the shadow of his twin sister.

They shared their advice to other kids who might want to go into acting:

“I would really say just don’t be shy to meet new people and always try your best” (Colin) and “I would say always be nice to the people on the set and just do great” (Daisy).

But when the talk moved to what they wanted for Christmas, they became 100% kid. Daisy is ambitiously hoping for a mini-Vespa, while Colin’s list probably looks like most of your sons’ lists, with specific Ben 10 Alien and Bioncle items first on his mind.

They also shared some insider secrets about working on the film, including their favorite part (the food services table), and working with a real lizard and his stand-in “Stiffy.” And can you guess which actor/actress kept them laughing? And does a pitch-perfect Elmo impression?


I was happy to connect with the kids in the film, because Christmas is all about kids, and this movie is all about family (the good, the bad, the ugly — and the funny!).

I am happy not only to be able to give you an insider’s look at some of the actors in the film, but also to host a giveaway of a $50 Fandango card (good at participating theaters) to see Little Fockers, or whatever you might like to see. We also have some fun Little Fockers branded movie promo items, like t-shirt, hat, umbrella, snuggly throw (items may vary). This is open to U.S. shipping addresses only.

Leave a comment if you’d like to enter. We’ll announce the winners on January 8.

Little Fockers is in theaters December 22.

Check out my other interviews with Jessica Alba and Blythe Danner.

**Disclosure: Universal Studios invited me to attend the junket and paid for some of my lodging expenses, and I was asked to share the interviews with the readers. My opinions are my own.



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Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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1 Kelly Massman December 21, 2010 at 4:13 pm

I’d like to be entered! I never get to see movies at the theater because of the cost. Thanks so much for giving this opportunity to win!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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2 Carrie with Children December 21, 2010 at 4:14 pm

I can’t wait to see this movie! The Fockers are always good for a laugh :)

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3 Ambrosia December 21, 2010 at 4:17 pm

The movie looks really funny! I’d love to win!

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4 Jenn December 21, 2010 at 4:17 pm

We would LOVE to win this!! My husband and I are already looking for a babysitter in hopes of a “date night” dinner and a bit of Fockers!! They are hysterical!!

Thanks for the great giveaway!! :-)

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5 Sara December 21, 2010 at 4:18 pm

I would love to see little faulkers!! We haven’t seen a movie in the cinema in such a long time! This would be a good treat to get out for a date!

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6 Jen December 21, 2010 at 4:21 pm

This should be a cute movie.

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7 Summer December 21, 2010 at 4:40 pm

I love those movies! I’ve seen all of them and can’t wait for the Little Fockers to come out!

sumgym(at)gmail(dot)com

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8 Annie December 21, 2010 at 4:56 pm

How fun. Looks like it could be cute.

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9 Charity December 21, 2010 at 5:47 pm

i cannot wait to see this movie! looks hilarious!

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10 Jackie December 21, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Cannot wait to see this movie!

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11 Kristie December 21, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Thank you for the chance to win!

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12 S Club Mama December 21, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Oh we would LOVE to see this movie!

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13 Jessica December 21, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Would love to win!

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14 Kelli December 21, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Been waiting to see this movie!!!

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15 Tracie December 21, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Enter me in please! I loved the first one (agree with you that the second one was no where near as good) and have been watching the commercials for this one with great anticipation!

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16 Amber December 21, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Count me in! We seldom go to movies and this would be a fun date night! Thanks!

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17 pam December 21, 2010 at 8:00 pm

oh I can not wait to see this movie. I would love to win

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18 Lachelle December 21, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Meet the Fockers was/is one of my favorite movies and this one looks hilarious too!

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19 queen-sized funny bone December 21, 2010 at 8:25 pm

when he ever knocked the urn over I thought I would die

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20 Katie December 21, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Sounds funny!

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21 Dawn December 21, 2010 at 9:27 pm

I’d love to enter. I want to see this movie because I love Barbara Streisand. The previews look pretty funny. Thanks for chance.

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22 Sylvia December 21, 2010 at 10:46 pm

I need some movie tickets!!! Love all the Fockers!!

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23 Michelle December 21, 2010 at 10:57 pm

We would love to see this! Thanks for the giveaway.

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24 noreen December 21, 2010 at 11:43 pm

I loved the first two and can’t wait for this one

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25 Mimi December 22, 2010 at 12:05 am

I have to admit, I had a hard time with the 2nd movie so I’ll be interested in seeing this 3rd installment. Please enter me to win since I rarely get to the movies this would be a fun treat!

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26 Janelle December 22, 2010 at 12:11 am

Loved the original. The idea of featuring the little Fockers sounds fun.

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27 Eureka M December 22, 2010 at 12:41 am

Love all the movies with Ben Stiller. He is so cool!

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28 Susan P. December 22, 2010 at 12:44 am

This series is so funny! Love Ben Stiller and the whole crew!

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29 one cluttered brain December 22, 2010 at 12:45 am

Enter me please! This movie looked like such a keeper! Thanks for the opportunity to WIN a gift card to see it. SWEET.

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30 maria December 22, 2010 at 12:50 am

I would love to see this movie!!!

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31 John December 22, 2010 at 1:21 am

Cool movie, would like to win.

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32 Natalia December 22, 2010 at 1:21 am

Thank you for giveaway!

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33 stacy December 22, 2010 at 1:33 am

I’d love to win this! We always have enjoyed going to the movies but have had to stop because of the expense.

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34 Forgetfulone December 22, 2010 at 2:27 am

I would really love to win this. I don’t get out to the movies as much as I’d like. This one looks likes it’s going to be good.

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35 hollowsins December 22, 2010 at 4:11 am

I would love to enter..we love the Fockers

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36 Some Lucky Dog December 22, 2010 at 4:16 am

We liked the Focker movies!
someluckydog at gmail dot com

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37 Lisa M December 22, 2010 at 6:30 am

I just LOVE the Meet the Parent movies – I have been so excited to go see the new one!
lis.miller at yahoo.com

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38 Kathy Stevenson December 22, 2010 at 7:25 am

I can’t wait to see this movie!

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39 Mami2jcn December 22, 2010 at 8:17 am

Robert Deniro is so funny in these movies.

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40 Amy December 22, 2010 at 8:44 am

I would love to enter. I cant remember the last time I went to the movies. We dont even attempt to go bc of the cost with 4 kids. They would love to go bc thats something they are not use to. Merry Christmas!

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41 Maggie Mason December 22, 2010 at 9:27 am

So looking forward to this movie!

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42 Alison S. December 22, 2010 at 10:01 am

I would love to win this. I hope my husband and I can sneak away this weekend to see this movie. We loved the first two.

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43 shelly December 22, 2010 at 12:21 pm

What a great giveaway! Would love to see a movie. Thanks for the chance.

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44 Shari December 22, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Oh, I would love to win this so I could give it to my brother and sis-in-law. They just had a new baby to go with their three year old and they could use a night out by themselves!

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45 LaVonne December 22, 2010 at 1:49 pm

What a great gift idea!

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46 morninglightmama December 22, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Oh, I adore Ben Stiller. (Are you going to say that you also got to meet Ben Stiller?? Oh my.) I agree that the second movie didn’t live up to the first, but you’ve made me hopeful for the third! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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47 Daniel M December 22, 2010 at 3:11 pm

looks like another fun one

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48 Vickie Couturier December 22, 2010 at 4:44 pm

I saw the first two movies an cant wait to see this one too,what a great cast of actors

vlbelk(at)Hotmail.com

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49 Brenda Rupp December 22, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Would love to win, please enter me! I saw the last Fockers movie, it was full of laughs!

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50 Sheree Warner December 22, 2010 at 8:07 pm

I would love to go see “Little Fockers”! Winning this would sure help it happen! Thanks for the opportunity and I wish you a Merry Christmas!

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51 Marlena U. December 22, 2010 at 10:58 pm

Definitely want to see this one and with $50 we can get popcorn too! lol!

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52 edj December 23, 2010 at 12:16 am

This movie looks like a fun comedy, and if we win we’ll take the kids as well :)

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53 Linda Kish December 23, 2010 at 1:27 am

This movie looks just as funny as the first two.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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54 Beth C December 23, 2010 at 7:52 am

Please enter me. Sounds like a funny movie.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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55 nan December 23, 2010 at 10:22 am

we’d love to win
nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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56 Sarah - PS Mom Reviews December 23, 2010 at 10:39 am

We like the Focker movies. I’m sure this will be just as great! I was tickled to see they were making this one.

psmomreviews@gmail.com

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57 Angie December 23, 2010 at 11:30 am

The Focker Movies are some of my faves!

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58 Samantha R December 23, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Would be a lot of fun to go out to the movies!

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59 Martha C December 23, 2010 at 4:02 pm

This would be a great prize to win! I’d love to go see this movie!

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60 stacey moore December 23, 2010 at 5:20 pm

sounds like a fun movie that our family would enjoy!
thanks!
stacey

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61 Cori Westphal December 23, 2010 at 7:54 pm

It looks hilarious!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

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62 katklaw777 December 24, 2010 at 9:17 am

We sooooooooooooo need a movie date night…thanks for the giveaway!

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63 kgrant77 December 24, 2010 at 3:23 pm

I love the Meet the Parents series!

kgrant77 at gmail.com

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64 tammigirl December 24, 2010 at 4:11 pm

You got to go to a junket? I’m amazingly jealous! Please enter me , but next time take me with you!

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65 Stephanie Brown December 24, 2010 at 10:36 pm

I would love to go see this movie. Please enter me.
lynn0703.sb@gmail.com

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66 Jill December 24, 2010 at 11:27 pm

This would be a great date night for us.

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67 Claudia N December 25, 2010 at 2:40 am

I would love to see this movie,

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68 Terra Heck December 25, 2010 at 5:57 am

I loved the other two movies and can’t wait to see this one. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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69 Jennifer S. December 25, 2010 at 10:23 am

I’m so glad Owen Wilson came back for this one. It should be really funny.

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70 Kimberly December 26, 2010 at 9:06 am

We love love love these movies. And nothing’s better after Christmas than a good movie :)

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71 Allison McGrady December 26, 2010 at 9:19 am

We havent been to the movies in so long that this would make a great date night gift without the quilt of spending money!!

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72 Samantha December 26, 2010 at 12:25 pm

I loved the first two movies and I’m excited to see this one too!

Samantha

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73 Kristi Duncan December 26, 2010 at 3:10 pm

I love “The Fockers”! Can’t wait to see the new movie!

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74 Aggie December 27, 2010 at 12:10 pm

I loved the movie “Meet the Fockers”. I don’t think I have laughed as hard for a long time. Little Focker is on my list to see.

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75 Kimberly December 27, 2010 at 1:49 pm

This movie looks like one my husband and I will have to go see.

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76 Melissa S December 27, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Would love to see this movie!

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77 dianner December 27, 2010 at 9:54 pm

It WILL make you laugh out loud. Saw it today. Stupid Funny. Love Barbara and Dustin. Actually liked all of them.

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78 Steph December 28, 2010 at 2:58 pm

I can’t wait to see this film. I really enjoyed the other two in the series.

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79 Idaho Jill December 28, 2010 at 4:16 pm

This movie looks so funny – I really enjoyed the others & would love to see it, thanks!

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80 DB December 29, 2010 at 6:28 am

I’d love to win!

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81 Jeni December 29, 2010 at 2:26 pm

looks funny my daughter has been asking to see it

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82 JD Northwest December 29, 2010 at 2:27 pm

This is quite possibly the most painful movie triology to watch. He is such an idiot.

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83 Staci A December 31, 2010 at 10:10 am

My husband and I saw the first two movies together and can’t wait to see this one as well!

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84 Shawna OBrien January 1, 2011 at 1:02 pm

I want to see this movie as it looks like it will be very funny. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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85 Ginny January 1, 2011 at 11:42 pm

I want to see this so bad, looks super funny!

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86 Kerrie G January 2, 2011 at 11:14 pm

What a great giveaway! I would love to see that movie!

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87 Rebekah January 2, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Would loooooooove to see this movie! DATE NIGHT!!! :)

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88 Jen Hagen January 3, 2011 at 7:56 pm

I can’t wait for my hubby to come home from being deployed these past few months and get to go to a movie together! Not sure if Little Fockers will still be in the theaters after Jan. 15th but we’ll rent it if we have to!!! I love these movies!

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89 crystal allen January 5, 2011 at 12:56 pm

my family would enjoy this prize together! clallen at ntin dot net

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90 CherylS22 January 6, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I can’t wait to see this movie.
Thanks for the giveaway!

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91 Amanda January 6, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Love, love, love Ben Stiller in these movies. I wanted to go see Little Fockers over Christmas, but we couldn’t get a baby sitter.

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92 Karen Greer January 7, 2011 at 10:00 am

Would love to see the movie!

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93 Lisa L January 7, 2011 at 5:06 pm

I’m excited to go see this movie..maybe this weekend!

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94 Christina January 7, 2011 at 6:10 pm

This will probably be at our “cheap” theater about the time our babysitter has a minute for us again – I could really use a comedy right now!

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95 trixx January 7, 2011 at 11:55 pm

I haven’t had the chance to see the movie yet but it looks very funny!

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