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Elf
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Will Ferrell Will Ferrell
Buddy
James Caan James Caan
Walter
Bob Newhart Bob Newhart
Papa Elf
Edward Asner Edward Asner
Santa
Daniel Tay Daniel Tay
Michael
Faizon Love Faizon Love
Gimbel's Manager


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David Berenbaum David Berenbaum
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Disarming, genuinely hilarious and touching

7 years, 6 months ago at Dec 24 11:05
3 votes
"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear."

Hollywood, it would appear, is determined to inundate movie-goers with at least one holiday-style motion picture at Christmastime every year. These festive movies are intended to be warm and heartfelt, and are designed to lift our spirits, but only very few will end up making the hall of fame. Films such as Na... read more

Enjoyable Christmas film...

7 years, 6 months ago at Dec 20 8:20
1 vote
For the past 4 Christmas's in a row, this has been on TV and every time I have missed it. I would have watched it even if it wasn't Christmas but it didn't really feel right. When it was on TV, I decided to watch it. I didn't really have high expectations for it since I am not really a big fan of Will Ferrell and have hated 2 films he has been in previously. I was surprised at it to be honest beca... read more

A good movie

4 years, 7 months ago at Nov 2 13:10
1 vote
You might find him terribly annoying and not funny at all but you can’t argue that Will Ferrell is one of the most successful and recognizable comedian of the last decade. Personally, I have some mixed feelings about him. Indeed, he can be sometimes downright hilarious but he keeps playing over and over the same characters and it is getting less and less entertaining and more and more obnoxious.... read more
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Buddy (Will Ferrell) was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa's sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs (James Caan). Hobbs, on Santa's naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter's relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities.
Release date: 7 November 2003
UPC: 794043716829
Tags: Comedy (47), Christmas (44), Fantasy (22), Family (22), 2003 (16), Holiday (13), Santa Claus (13), 2000s (10), New York (9), Snow (8), North Pole (8), Elf (7), Elves (7), Ice Skating (7), Orphan (6), Will Ferrell (6), Office (6), Candy (6), Police (6), New York City (5)
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" LAST WATCHED: 12/14/2016     COMMENTS: I am, by no means, a Will Ferrell fan. I haven't seen most of his movies, because they look utterly ridiculous. However, I was surprisingly pleased with this one. Released only 13 years ago, it didn't take long for this to become an instant classic for the holiday season. It's fun, humorous and highly entertaining. GRADESACTING: ASTORY/PLOT: ASOUNDTRACK: BSET/COSTUME DESIGN: AENTERTAINMENT: AFAVESCHARACTER: Papa Elf (he's a good narrator!)SCENE/MOMENT:"


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