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December 30, 2020

Elf (2003)
Director: Jon Favreau
Actors: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel

Elf movie facts | from who nearly played Buddy to CGI snow - Radio Times

Synopsis: A baby at an orphanage slips into Santa’s sack one Christmas Eve evening and ends up back at the North Pole. He is christened Buddy, and becomes one of Santa’s elves, although this becomes an increasingly tricky task the older and larger he gets in his conventional human form. He eventually returns to New York, to track down the father who gave him away.

Review: Elf is classic family Christmas fodder. It’s suitable for the whole range of ages in the family as it has enough in the way of wry, self-aware comedy from Will Ferrell in the role of the human elf, while also committing properly to its fantastical subject matter in the great set design and conception of Santa and the elves’ world in the North Pole. The gorgeous candyfloss colour schemes and New York in all its resplendent wintry beauty help the film pass effortlessly by too. (December 2020) 

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