Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Edward Asner and Mary Steenburgen
Format Used: My Own DVD
Contains: Mild Language, Mild Violence
This is the story of Buddy, an Orphan who crawled into Santa's bag one Christmas eve and was raised as an elf. As Buddy grew
older he noticed he wasn't like the other Elves, as he grew very large and it was time for this misfit Elf to go into the
world and find the magical land of Manhattan and his Father.
His Father is a cold hearted businessman named Walter who has been on Santa's naughty list for quite some time. But Buddy
refuses to see him as a bad person, Walter is Buddy's Father and he is determined to get through to him. But Walter thinks
Buddy is crazy, not because he thinks he's his son, he believes that, finally. But that Buddy think's he's a Christmas elf.
A beautiful blending of Fantasy, Comedy and Dramatic elements. The cast is just great, I admit I never watched Will Ferrell
on SNL, but I do like him as a movie actor. Elf is one of the best Christmas movies of the 21st Century and I would highly
recommend it and I give it...9 STARS
I agree with Zedd on this, I went to see it in the theater in a sneak peek and I was plesently surprised on how good it is.
I think some of the comedy did get a little over the top and a tad predictable. But I still enjoyed allot. I also give
it 9 STARS
ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):
+ BLENDED (A perfect blend of Fantasy, Comedy and Drama)
+ FUNNY (Very, very funny)
+ CAST (A great cast does a great movie better)
+ CGI (The CGI magic is great)
ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):
- GOOFY (It does get a tad on the goofy side at times)