PG | | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Raised as an over-sized elf, a human travels from the North Pole to NYC to meet his biological father who doesn't know he exists and is in desperate need of some Christmas spirit.
Baby Buddy in the orphanage scene was played by triplet girls. The director credits their performance to editor Dan Lebental, who was able to make it appear they were doing everything Baby Buddy is seen doing. Favreau notes they had twin boys for the part, and the boys looked just like Will Ferrell with curly blonde hair. However, they wouldn't stop crying and were promptly ejected from the premises, probably out into a cold Vancouver night.
Oh, hello. You're, uh, you're probably here about the story.
Papa Elf: Elves love to tell stories. I-I'll bet you didn't know that about elves. There's, uh, probably a lot of things you didn't know about elves. Another, another interesting, uh, elfism, uh, ...
Disgruntled Cobbler Elf: ...
When Buddy rides the revolving doors when he first comes to New York, he runs to the curb to throw up in the street trash can. You can see two people on the left waiting for the signal to start walking.
Near the end of the credits, the original score from the film plays over in the background, and then the last one thing showing was the title of the film.
$32,100,000 9 November 2003