Charming Christmas confection--about a boy raised by elves in the North Pole who grows up and journeys to N.Y.C. in search of his biological father--puts a clever spin on even the most familiar gags, successfully walking a fine line between absurdist comedy and holiday schmaltz. Will Ferrell looks like a string-bean in yellow tights and, with his mass of curly hair peeking out from underneath his elf's hat, he could easily be used as a walking punchline. Fortunately, director Jon Favreau's handling of "Elf" is incredibly nimble, treating Ferrell and his naive character Buddy with the utmost respect; you can laugh at all the silly pranks without ever feeling guilty. Favreau's work is smooth, and he's assembled an incredible supporting cast of character actors to back his star, though some may find the climactic moments (involving Edward Asner as Santa Claus) a bit too literal--and the movie is certainly funnier before we get to this point. Still, the special effects are kept to a minimum in order to let the people shine...and that's not only refreshing, it's heart-warming. *** from ****
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After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.
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The Synopsis for Elf (2003) 720p
Buddy 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. 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.
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The Reviews for Elf (2003) 720p
A star is born in this laugh-out-loud holiday comedy...Reviewed bymoonspinner55Vote: 7/10
I took my 5 year old son to see this and regretted every minute. I kept begging him to leave. Unless you like stupid and predictable humor this movie is not for you. The only thing we enjoyed about the film was the popcorn. I think he also enjoyed Santa Claus and the Reindeers. This film was very lame, I knew when I saw the commercials that it would be awful but I had several people tell me it was hilarious, next time I will definitely think for myself.
A nice Christmas-themed movie. Nice is very apt for this title, as I experienced it never really either shone or sucked. Just nice. A few scenes that made me laugh audibly, and a lot of scenes that made me smile.
I didn't really give me anything new, the plot was very predictable and kind of tame. It was nice to see Will Ferrell in a role where his character didn't have these ridiculous scenes where he overplays to make it hilarious and just misses the spot. The funnier scenes were well played out by Will and fit the character of Buddy the Elf.
Sounds like my impressions of the film doesn't coincide with my rating of it, but it was a perfectly fine Christmassy flick that left me with a smile. I might just watch it again next winter.