For his sophomore stab at directing, actor/writer/director Jon Favreau (Swingers, Made), took on this holiday comedy starring Saturday Night Live-alum Will Ferrell. Ferrell stars as Buddy, a regular-s... read more
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Release Date: November 7, 2003
DVD Release Date: November 16, 2004
Stats: 48,691 reviews
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December 7, 2012
Buddy is a man raised who was by Santa and his elves up in the North Pole since he was a baby finally learns the truth about his life and sets off to New York City to find his biological father in this heartwarming, whimsical, and hilarious family comedy from Jon Favreau.
April 3, 2012
This is a great kids and adult film, the kids will love it for the obvious reasons but the adults will like it because of Ferrell. His simple innocent elf is very amusing, it works because he's just an average 6ft guy dressed as an elf and trying to do the things that a 'Christm...
January 1, 2012
The single biggest problem with most Christmas films is that they have little or nothing to do with Christmas. We can argue about the pagan origins of Christmas paraphernalia until we are blue in the face, but beneath the gifts and the Queen's speech, like it or not, is a celebra...
December 26, 2011
Upon second viewing I absolutely loved it. A brilliant christmas film for all the family which really sets you up for a good christmas. The characters are great and really gel with each other and have good chemistry which is important in a film about relationships with the people...
December 25, 2011fb100000145236770
When I first saw this in the theater I was like "eh, that was just ok". But each passing year, I find myself loving it more and more. It really has become just as good a Christmas movie as any other movie out there. Will Ferrell gives a fantastic and crazy performance as Buddy...
December 16, 2011
Will Ferrell has never been funnier than he is in this movie. One of the reasons why is because it stands out a bit from his usual comedy repertoire. His character - a human elf named Buddy who travels to New York in search of his real father - bears a child-like innocence that m...
December 15, 2011
Leon the Snowman: Of course you're not an elf. You're six-foot-three and had a beard since you were fifteen.
"This holiday, discover your inner elf."
Elf is on its way to becoming a Christmas classic. It is definitely in my top four or five Christmas films and there isn't a Ch...
December 13, 2011
Will is an elf who lives at the north pole with Santa but he is not like the others. He does not fit in because he was adopted. He goes to New York to find his real dad. Will is so funny. Love this heartwarming Christmas tale. Fills you with Christmas spirit.
November 25, 2011
Elf is quite possible the single must watch Christmas film of all time, I mean I cannot imagine ever having a Christmas where I did not watch Elf, ever since I was a kid I have been watching this film with my family and fiends every Christmas, and I can honestly say Will Ferell i...
November 20, 2011
More spirited, affectionate and cute then you might think. Elf is a brilliant christmas film that keeps you entertained with an enjoyable story, hilarious comedy and an adorable performance from Will Ferrell.
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