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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

Cast

  • Will Ferrell
  • James Caan
  • Bob Newhart
  • Edward Asner
  • Mary Steenburgen
  • Zooey Deschanel
  • Daniel Tay
  • Faizon Love
  • Peter Dinklage
  • Amy Sedaris

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • When Buddy (Will Ferrell) goes to Gimbel's to ask Jovie (Zooey Deschanel) out on a date, the song playing over the loudspeaker is "Christmas Island" sung by Leon Redbone. Redbone also provided the voice of Leon the snowman at the North Pole.
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Goofs

  • The position of the blue book in the executive's hand behind Buddy when he first meets and sings for his father changes repeatedly between shots.
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Quotes

    • [Buddy sees the mail room for the first time]
    • Buddy: This place reminds me of Santa's Workshop! Except it smells like mushrooms and everyone looks like they want to hurt me.
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Fun Funny Flick For Christmas

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I remember watching this as a kid and i enjoyed it so much. I still enjoy it to this day.

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Metacritic

80

While the words instant holiday classic might be pushing it, Elf is at the very least a breezily entertaining, perfectly cast family treat.

Metacritic review by Michael Rechtshaffen
Michael Rechtshaffen
The Hollywood Reporter
100

It's a terrific movie, smart and funny enough to hold up at any time of year.

Metacritic review by David Sterritt
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
75

This is one of those rare Christmas comedies that has a heart, a brain and a wicked sense of humor, and it charms the socks right off the mantelpiece. Even the unexpected casting is on the money.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times