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As a baby, Buddy (Ferrell) had snuck into Santa's bag and found himself transported to the North Pole. The elves adopted the human and raised him as an elf. When he learns of his human origins (the enormous size difference didn't tip him off?), he goes to New York to search for his real father. Daddy turns out to be a Walter Hobbs (Caan), a highly insensitive children's book publisher who needs a good dose of Christmas cheer. While it's all straight-ahead Christmas movie formula, Ferrell's unabashed innocence and delight in everything helps pull it off. It also helps that he looks so darn funny in yellow tights. Director Favreau makes a cameo as a doctor.

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Available on Running time 95 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Christmas, New York, New York, Bad Dads, Not-So-True Identity, Shops & Shopping, Top Grossing Films of 2003, Family Reunions
David Barenbaum
Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel, Faizon Love, Daniel Tay, Peter Dinklage, Amy Sedaris, Michael Lerner, Andy Richter, Jon Favreau
Greg Gardiner
Jon Favreau
John Debney
David Husby, Dan Lebental, Kevin Humenny, Laura Jean Shannon, Rusty Smith
Jon Berg, Todd Komarnicki, Shauna Robertson, Guy Walks Into a Bar, New Line Cinema

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Elf is one of my favorite movies! It makes me laugh every time watch it. Will Ferrell makes any comedy times better. I'm surprised Buddy didn't find out earlier that he wasn't really an elf since he was a lot bigger than every elf, he couldn't really fit in the furniture, and he took longer to make toys than the elves. When Papa Elf finally tells him the truth, Buddy went to go find his real dad. He wore his elf costume and had some mix-ups along the way. When he was in a store, people thought he was a worker, and his dad, Walter Hobbs, thought he was an elf-gram. He tried telling his dad the he was his son but Walter thought Buddy was crazy and had him kicked out. It took Walter a while to realize the truth, but he wasn't too fond of Buddy. Buddy does meet a girl and they end up liking each other and in the end go see Papa Elf. But before the end, Christmas has troubles and Buddy gets everyone in the spirit to sing and be happy.