Elf (2003)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Comedy, Family

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After discovering he is a human, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole decides to travel to New York City to locate his real father.


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3 October 2019 | patriciogl10
7
| Classic Christmas spirit.
This is the kind of Christmas movie you should be watching every 25th of December apart from your usuals. It's a wonderful story, with a strong Will Ferrell, playing an innocent, child-like, distracted elf who has no idea how the real world functions, as he is on the quest to search for his real family. He is willing to spread the Christmas spirit on a city which apparently hasn't got the spark in its eyes, so there is a hard task on his hands.

The rest of the cast is wonderfully completed by Zooey Deschanel, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Daniel Tay, with Peter Dinklage and Bob Newhart in small roles. Ferrell definitely steals the movie; and his troubled relationship with his father (Caan) provides some funny and touching moments as well. Jon Favreau did quite a good job from the director's chair, turning this seemingly childish film into a marvelous choice for your Christmas movies of every year. Some even regard it as a classic, but well, I will let you be the judge of that.

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,100,000 9 November 2003

Gross USA:

$174,980,408

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$222,025,341

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