When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a workaholic publisher.
|Release Date||:||October 9, 2003|
|Genres||:||Comedy, Family, Fantasy|
|Production Company||:||New Line Cinema, Gold/Miller Productions, Guy Walks into a Bar Productions|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Jon Favreau, Jessica Clothier|
|Casts||:||Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Daniel Tay, Ed Asner, Bob Newhart, Kyle Gass, Faizon Love, Peter Dinklage, Amy Sedaris, Michael Lerner, Andy Richter, Artie Lange, Peter Billingsley, Ray Harryhausen, Jon Favreau, Mark Acheson, Leon Redbone, Claire Lautier, Ted Friend, Matt Walsh, Peter Billingsley, Patrick Ferrell, Michael Roberds, Lydia Lawson-Baird, Brenda McDonald, Annie Brebner, Meghan Black, Patrick Baynham, Peter A. Hulne, Richard Side, David Avalon, Kristian Ayre, Lorin Heath, Dillard Brinson, Brad Turner, David Berenbaum, Brenda Crichlow, Oscar Goncalves, Mary Black, Jack Murray, Robin Mossley, Paul Schofield, Will McCormack, Alexandra Michael, Jonathan Bruce, Akeem Smith, Lane Bradbury|
|Plot Keywords||:||elves, santa claus, adoption, sarcasm, looking for birth parents, romance, orphan, north pole, christmas spirit, christmas, workshop, dwarf, christmas gift|
This was one of my favorite movies in 2003. Will Ferrell is brilliant as the Elf. The supporting cast is great too, especially Bob Newhart as his elf "dad". The characters are well written and it is a refreshing film to get lost in. Will Ferrell plays the elf with such innocence, he is so funny! This is not just a Christmas film but when the DVD comes out I will be watching "Elf" in July. The story progresses nicely, there are many lessons to be learned as you watch this movie. It touched my heart in many ways. I highly recommend this movie for kids AND adults, you won't regret it. Treat yourself and watch this "original" movie. Hollywood needs to make more like this.