Elf (2003)
Front Cover Actor
Will Ferrell Buddy
Bob Newhart Papa Elf
Edward Asner Santa
James Caan Walter
Mary Steenburgen Emily
Zooey Deschanel Jovie
Daniel Tay Michael
Faizon Love Gimbel's Manager
Peter Dinklage Miles Finch
Amy Sedaris Deb
Ed Asner Santa
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Family; Fantasy
Director Jon Favreau
Producer Jon Berg; Todd Komarnicki
Writer David Berenbaum
Studio New Line Cinema
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 1 hr 35 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Elf is genuinely good. Not just Saturday Night Live-movie good, when the movie has some funny bits but is basically an insult to humanity; Elf is a smartly written, skillfully directed, and deftly acted story of a human being adopted by Christmas elves who returns to the human world to find his father. And because the writing, directing, and acting are all genuinely good, Elf is also genuinely funny. Will Ferrell, as Buddy the adopted elf, is hysterically sincere. James Caan, as his rediscovered father, executes his surly dumbfoundedness with perfect aplomb. Zooey Deschanel, as a department store worker with whom Buddy falls in love, is adorably sardonic. Director Jon Favreau (Swingers) shepherds the movie through all the obligatory Christmas cliches and focuses on material that's sometimes subtle and consistently surprising. Frankly, Elf feels miraculous. Also featuring Mary Steenburgen, Bob Newhart, Peter Dinklage, and Ed Asner as Santa Claus. --Bret Fetzer
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1475
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 12/1/04
Purchase Price $20.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
All Movie Guide
Folder 012
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1