Elf (2003)

6.4/10 by 1277 users

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
MPAA Rating:PG
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
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Plot Keywords:elves, santa claus, adoption, sarcasm, looking for birth parents, romance, orphan, north pole, christmas spirit, christmas, workshop, dwarf, christmas gift
  • This is a wonderful, original and perfectly portrayed film.
    June 24, 2004

    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.