Rent Elf (2003)

3.4 of 5 from 168 ratings
1h 33min
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Synopsis:
Buddy (Will Ferrell) is different from all of Santa's other elves. For one thing, he's "a cotton-headed ninny muggins" when it comes to making toys. For another, he's 6'3". And the real clincher: he's human! So one special December, Buddy sets off on a holiday adventure to New York City in quest of his real dad. How Buddy finds his father (James Caan) and the meaning of Christmas is a joyous, jaunty, sweet-as-a-candy-cane gift for everyone who loves bright contemporary comedy - and timeless all-family classics.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Jon Berg, Todd Komarnicki, Shauna Robertson
Voiced By:
Leon Redbone
Writers:
David Berenbaum
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Children & Family, Classics, Comedy, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
15/10/2018
Run Time:
93 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentaries by Will Ferrell and Director Jon Favreau
BBFC:
Release Date:
15/10/2018
Run Time:
97 minutes
Languages:
English, German, Latin American Spanish
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing, German Hard of Hearing, Latin American Spanish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Commentaries by Will Ferrell and Director Jon Favreau
  • Dele!ed/Alternote Scenes
  • Behind the Scenes: 'Tog Along with Will Ferrell'; 'Film School for Kids'; 'How They Made the North Pole'; 'Lights, Camera, Puffin!'; 'That's a Wrap'; 'Kids on Christmas'; 'Deck the Halls'; 'Santa Mania'; 'Christmas in Tinseltown' Music from 'Elf'
  • 'Elf' Karaoke
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (2) of Elf

Really funny Christmas comedy spoilt by schmaltzy OTT send half - but first half of film is classic - Elf review by PV

Spoiler Alert
06/01/2019

I have only just watched this film and am a bit baffled at how I managed not to see it over the last 15 years since it was made!

Anyway, I did really enjoy it - especially the first half. The second half gets predictably silly and schmaltzy and slushy like almost all Hollywood movies and comedies. However, the first half has some classic moments and lines, so 4 stars because of that.

It's basically a classic FISH OUT OF WATER comedy - like SPLASH or BIG or the rest - an old trope, but an effective one. Basically, the Elf character is stuck at toddler age in an adult's body with the added elf issues he has!

I love some of the lines such as: "You sit on a throne of lies!" - lots of visual comedy too, like a snowball fight and other scenes.

Love the way they sing BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE which the snowflake metoo mob want to ban for supposedly promoting date rape. What a bunch of McCarthyist witch hunters those extremist feminuts are!

I also liked this as I know the mad world of publishing and some of the real cases you get working in it, and that includes agents - they ALL know nothing: this is what I have learnt.

Would have been 5 stars if the 2nd half hadn't gone OTT (and I think the boy is miscast really) - but the 1sy half gets 5 stars, the 2nd half 4 stars, so 4 stars overall.

AND I liked the animated parts - esp when I saw in the credits that the legendary animator (SINBAD, JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS) Ray Harryhausen did the voice for the seal pup! Wow! Just WOW!

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Great Christmas film for kids & adults - Elf review by JT

Spoiler Alert
04/12/2019

This film is hilarious, such a wonderful film for children & adults, watch this & it really puts you in the Christmas spirit, one of the best Christmas films I have seen, not to be missed, enjoy

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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