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- Will Ferrell
- James Caan
- Bob Newhart
- Edward Asner
- Mary Steenburgen
- Zooey Deschanel
- Daniel Tay
- Faizon Love
- Peter Dinklage
- Amy Sedaris
Did You Know?
- 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.
- 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.
- [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.
Atom User Reviews
While the words instant holiday classic might be pushing it, Elf is at the very least a breezily entertaining, perfectly cast family treat.
It's a terrific movie, smart and funny enough to hold up at any time of year.
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.