Elf Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for Elf the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

As a baby, Buddy (Ferrell) had snuck into Santa's bag and found himself transported to the North Pole. The elves adopted the human and raised him as an elf. When he learns of his human origins (the enormous size difference didn't tip him off?), he goes to New York to search for his real father. Daddy turns out to be a Walter Hobbs (Caan), a highly insensitive children's book publisher who needs a good dose of Christmas cheer. While it's all straight-ahead Christmas movie formula, Ferrell's unabashed innocence and delight in everything helps pull it off. It also helps that he looks so darn funny in yellow tights. Director Favreau makes a cameo as a doctor.

Distribution

New Line Home Video, 116 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, Phone: (310)854-5811, Fax: (310)854-1824, URL: http://www.newline.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 95 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Christmas, New York, New York, Bad Dads, Not-So-True Identity, Shops & Shopping, Top Grossing Films of 2003, Family Reunions
Screenplay
David Barenbaum
Cast
Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel, Faizon Love, Daniel Tay, Peter Dinklage, Amy Sedaris, Michael Lerner, Andy Richter, Jon Favreau
Cinematography
Greg Gardiner
Director
Jon Favreau
Music
John Debney
Other
David Husby, Dan Lebental, Kevin Humenny, Laura Jean Shannon, Rusty Smith
Producer
Jon Berg, Todd Komarnicki, Shauna Robertson, Guy Walks Into a Bar, New Line Cinema

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