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Sunday, December 21, 2008

4 Days to Christmas


Release Date November 7th 2003

Rated PG

Running Time: 97 min.

Jon Favreau (dir.)

Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf

James Caan as Walter

Mary Steenburgen as Emily

Zooey Deschanel as Jovie

Daniel Tay as Michael

Bob Newhart as Papa Elf

Edward Asner as Santa Claus

Leon Redbone as Leon the Snowman (voice)



Review By John C.

Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without Elf. The premise could have made for an unfunny, stupid Christmas comedy, but the results are far from that. Will Ferrell could have easily played the character of Buddy, a human, who was raised by elves, in a crude and stupid manner, but he creates a character who is both charming and innocent. When he goes to New York to find his human father, he also falls in love with a department store worker (Zooey Deschanel) who is dressed as an elf, and he’s thrilled to have found another human, who shares his love for elf culture. If you have seen the movie than you know what happens, and if you haven’t, go watch it now. Elf is completely enjoyable from beginning to end, making it a modern Christmas classic, that will hopefully be watched and enjoyed for many more years to come.

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