Capture the yuletide spirit with a candy-coated holiday classic perfect for kids and adults! Will Ferrell delivers one of his best performances as Buddy the Elf, sweet natured & oversized, who travels from the North Pole to New York City on a quest to find where he belongs, unwrapping a hilarious series of adventures along the way, while finding love & family, and helping spread Christmas cheer. With stellar supporting turns from James Caan and Zooey Deschanel, plus memorable appearances by Peter Dinklage, Bob Newhart, and Ed Asner.
“Favreau gets the mood and tone and look of Elf just right. The script, by David Berenbaum, is tight and lively and gives the actors plenty to work with.” – Stephanie Zacharek, Salon
“Elf is funny and intelligently made, a film for kids and adults that’s both sweet and sardonic. It takes the clash between the world as we know it and the world as it exists in Christmas stories and exploits that contrast to expert comic effect. Then it does something even more difficult – it comes in for a landing without banking too hard either in the direction of cynicism or sentiment. Elf stays perfectly in balance, a pleasure throughout.” – Mick LaSalle, SF Gate
- Jon Favreau
- Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Edward Asner, Mary Steenburgen
- Running Time
- 97 minutes