Elf (2003) Full Movie

Elf
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Elf (2003) : When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a workaholic publisher.

Title Elf (2003)
Release Date Oct 09, 2003
Genres , ,
Production Company New Line Cinema, Guy Walks into a Bar Productions
Production Countries United States of America
Casts Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Edward Asner, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel, Daniel Tay, Faizon Love, Peter Dinklage, Amy Sedaris, Michael Lerner
Plot Keywords holiday, elves, dwarf, santa claus, adoption, sarcasm, looking for birth parents, romance, orphan, north pole, christmas spirit, christmas, workshop, father son relationship
Buddy
Buddy
Will Ferrell
Walter
Walter
James Caan
Papa Elf
Papa Elf
Bob Newhart
Santa
Santa
Edward Asner
Emily
Emily
Mary Steenburgen
Jovie
Jovie
Zooey Deschanel
Michael
Michael
Daniel Tay
Gimbel's Manager
Gimbel's Manager
Faizon Love
Miles Finch
Miles Finch
Peter Dinklage
Deb
Deb
Amy Sedaris
Fulton
Fulton
Michael Lerner
Morris
Morris
Andy Richter
Eugene
Eugene
Kyle Gass
Gimbel's Santa
Gimbel's Santa
Artie Lange
Leon the Snowman (voice)
Leon the Snowman (voice)
Leon Redbone
Polar Bear Cub (voice)
Polar Bear Cub (voice)
Ray Harryhausen
NY 1 Reporter
NY 1 Reporter
Claire Lautier
NY 1 Anchor
NY 1 Anchor
Ted Friend
Security Guard
Security Guard
Patrick Ferrell
Security Guard
Security Guard
Patrick McCartney
Doctor / Mr. Narwhal (voice)
Doctor / Mr. Narwhal (voice)
Jon Favreau
Carolyn
Carolyn
Lydia Lawson-Baird
Nun
Nun
Brenda McDonald
Elf Student
Elf Student
Annie Brebner
Elf Student
Elf Student
Luke Pohl
Elf
Elf
Meghan Black
Elf
Elf
Patrick Baynham
Disgruntled Cobbler Elf
Disgruntled Cobbler Elf
Michael Roberds
Elf Twin
Elf Twin
Peter A. Hulne
Elf Twin
Elf Twin
Patrick Hulne
Elf Teacher
Elf Teacher
Richard Side
Pom Pom
Pom Pom
David-Paul Grove
Foom Foom
Foom Foom
Kristian Ayre
Perfume Clerk
Perfume Clerk
Lorin Heath
Printer
Printer
Dillard Brinson
Office Co-Worker
Office Co-Worker
Brad Turner
Office Co-Worker
Office Co-Worker
David Berenbaum
Office Co-Worker
Office Co-Worker
Brenda Crichlow
Francisco
Francisco
Oscar Goncalves
Nurse
Nurse
Mary Black
Man in Elevator
Man in Elevator
Murray Jack
Mailroom Guy
Mailroom Guy
Mark Acheson
Chuck
Chuck
Robin Mossley
Kid with Santa
Kid with Santa
Paul Schofield
Self
Self
Matt Walsh
Witness
Witness
Will McCormack
Witness
Witness
Gus Michael
Child
Child
Alexandra Michael
Police Officer
Police Officer
Terry J. Scarlatos
Biker
Biker
Jonathan Bruce
School Kid
School Kid
Akeem A. Smith
School Kid
School Kid
Michael Christopher Fischetti
Susan Welles
Susan Welles
Jane Bradbury
Ming Ming (uncredited)
Ming Ming (uncredited)
Peter Billingsley
Man in Elevator
Man in Elevator
John Murray
Passerby (uncredited)
Passerby (uncredited)
Jay Finocchiaro
Radioman (uncredited)
Radioman (uncredited)
Craig 'Radioman' Castaldo
Orange Elf (uncredited)
Orange Elf (uncredited)
Graeme Duffy
Buddy's Belch (uncredited)
Buddy's Belch (uncredited)
Maurice LaMarche
Child (uncredited)
Child (uncredited)
Rachel Lana Li
Gimbels Elf (uncredited)
Gimbels Elf (uncredited)
Natasha Denis
Jack in the Box - Laugh (archive sound) (uncredited)
Jack in the Box - Laugh (archive sound) (uncredited)
Dal McKennon
Extra in crowd (uncredited)
Extra in crowd (uncredited)
Nance Nickels
Passerby (uncredited)
Passerby (uncredited)
Albert Precourt
Store Owner (uncredited)
Store Owner (uncredited)
Joe Ranft
Ice skater (uncredited)
Ice skater (uncredited)
Jamie Vergan

Reviews

  • Peter M

    Okay, this is a fun movie, what I consider to be one of those classic Christmas movies I am willing to watch every year. And for me, that is a fairly short list, such as A Christmas Story and the ubiquitous It’s a Wonderful Life. (Interestingly, Peter Billingsley, who plays the lead Ralphie role in A Christmas Story, has an adult role in Elf.) The script goes over the top a bit sometimes, resulting in cringeworthy moments for me, but it is harmless and easily forgiven. There is wit, pathos and sight gags galore. I like the chemistry between Will Farrell and Zooey, and it is a treat to have national treasures Ed Asner and Bob Newhart leading off the film as Santa and the Papa elf. James Caan and Mary Steenburgen are credible as Elf’s prospective new family in New York City. So there is not a lot of depth to this movie, nor is there supposed to be. It is a great film to watch with friends or extended family. It shouldn’t offend anyone and you can visit with each other, because you don’t have to pay close attention to the plot. In fact, many viewers will be able to recite he lines along with the characters.

  • Kamurai

    Good watch, will likely watch again, and can recommend. For all the good this movie has in it, there is a fair amount of annoying as well, which is what keeps it from being a great movie. A family reconnection trope, with a character out of his element trope, crossed with one of the most annoyingly positive characters of all time trope. Ultimately, it's a sweet, hear warming story that really captures the spirit of family, Christmas, and togetherness. It also captures all of the insanity Will Ferrell can conjure up for his character, basically as if he wrote a SNL Christmas special and just rode rough shod over the other actors. The cast does a wonderful job of backing up Will Ferrell, but that's clearly what it is. Around the holidays, especially, don't be afraid of giving this a try, and bear through the annoying bits, because there is likely something really funny just about to happen.

  • Wuchak

    _**Destined to be played on TV every Christmas the rest of your life**_ Released in 2003 and directed by Jon Favreau, "Elf" is a Christmas dramedy/fantasy starring Will Farrell as an orphaned infant who stows away on Santa Claus' sleigh and isn't discovered until he's at the North Pole, where he's adopted by Papa Elf and named Buddy. After growing up as an elf, he travels to New York City to meet his father (James Caan) and starts a relationship with his neglected younger half-brother. He also starts a relationship with a department store worker (Zooey Deschanel) and helps spread Christmas cheer as Santa (Ed Asner) arrives to the city. This is an all-around entertaining Christmas flick highlighted by Farrell's goofiness as the quasi-elf. It's fun with consistent laughs, not to mention a nice Christmas moral. The film runs 97 minutes and was shot in New York City and Vancouver. GRADE: B+