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PG| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.

Cast: Will Ferrell , James Caan , Bob Newhart , Edward Asner , Mary Steenburgen , Zooey Deschanel , Daniel Tay , Faizon Love

Director: Jon Favreau

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Elf (2003)

Release Date: November 7th, 2003|1 hr. 37 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Ferrell makes the damn thing work. Even though he can't get naked or use naughty words, there's a devil of comedy in Ferrell, and he lets it out to play. Director Jon Favreau has the good sense to just stand out of his way. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Funny and intelligently made, a film for kids and adults that's both sweet and sardonic...Elf stays perfectly in balance, a pleasure throughout. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Its message is unobjectionable, and there are a few laughs to be had, but too much of Elf is like Buddy's favorite meals: syrupy sweet. show more

  • July 02, 2011 josephbeagle2
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    laughs here and there, but not the best. There are many better movies that Will Ferrell has done. I think this is an ok movie, If there wasn\'t so many flaws I will like it a little bit more but since there are, I am giving it 3 stars, and thats the nicest i am being

  • December 22, 2010 mrbossmansaint
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    stupid movie

  • December 22, 2010 HancockJohnShe
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    terrible

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