Director: Jon Favreau
Screenwriter: David Berenbaum
Starring: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Edward Asner, Bob Newhart, Daniel Tay, Faizon Love / Peter Dinklage / Amy Sedaris / Michael Lerner / Andy Richter / Kyle Gass / Artie Lange / Leon Riber / Ray Harry Howson / Claire Lautier / Jon Favreau / David Berenbaum / Mary Blake / Matt Walsh / Will McMark / Peter Billingsley / Graeme Duffy / Maurice LaMarche / Dale McKennan / Joe Ranft / …
Genre: Comedy / Fantasy / Family
Region: United States
Length: 97 minutes
Also known as: Elf Story / Elf / Plus Size Elf
Rating: IMDB 7.1 / Rotten Tomatoes 85%
Plot summary : On Christmas Eve, Santa Claus (played by Edward Asner played by Edward Asner) came to an orphanage to give Christmas gifts to homeless children. However, a naughty little baby accidentally climbed into Santa’s toy bag and was brought back to the North Pole by Santa. The benevolent Santa Claus took in this unexpected little visitor and raised him up with the help of the elves. But as he grew older, he (Will Ferrell Will Ferrell) grew up to be three times bigger than the other elves, so everyone nicknamed him “Big Buddy”. “.
By chance, Buddy learned that he was not an elf race but a human being. So Buddy embarked on a journey to New York to find his family. Finally, Buddy found his long-lost biological father, Walter (James Caan), and his new family, who had never met before. But Walter, who is busy planning Christmas books, doesn’t know the existence of his son Buddy. Facing the strange real world and the indifferent worldly ways, Buddy seemed a little at a loss. It’s Christmas again soon, and Buddy decides to give his new family and the world the most amazing Christmas present in his own way.
Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and starring Will Ferrell as Buddy, a human who was raised at the North Pole by elves. After discovering he is not actually an elf, Buddy travels to New York City to find his biological father, who is on the naughty list.
The film features a talented cast, including James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, and Bob Newhart. It also includes memorable scenes and quotable lines, such as Buddy’s love for syrup and his enthusiasm for all things Christmas.
Elf was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $220 million worldwide. It has since become a holiday classic and a favorite among audiences of all ages. The film’s success also led to a musical adaptation, which premiered on Broadway in 2010.