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| | 1 hr 35 min | Kids & Family, Comedy, Special Interest

Elf is a film that goes a lot into identity searching and how to actually find out who you are in life. Sometimes films like these are always considered as worth watching because of the heartfelt warmth found in each story. The film is very worth watching because it stars Will Ferrell who does comedy very well, but some people have considered his acting as not the world's greatest. It is all a matter of taste. However, this movie is considered as wonderful, and with more than $220 million in earnings, this film definitely has gained its fair share of fans and viewers.

Elf is a story that shows how a freakishly tall man, Buddy, deals with life as an elf. He, however, is actually not an elf, but literally a person who accidentally jumped into Santa's sack when he was a baby and later on brought to Santa's home, the North Pole. He then was raised by elves to become an elf, and he receives permission from Santa himself to go and meet his birth father after 20 years . His father has been on Santa's Naught list for years because of his heartless lifestyle and how he never tries to live in the holiday spirit. He also has no idea that he even has a son, so his meeting with his young Elf child does not go directly as planned by Buddy.

Along the road, he finds new people, develops relationships, and becomes a better and more well-rounded person. He tries hard to find his father and becomes close to him, but along the way he finds his true self and discovers the real meaning behind Christmas. The story continues on showing his life changing ad becoming better as he tries to spread the good cheer or Santa across New York City. In the end, he discovers why he exists and what his mission really is on this Earth as one of Santa's helpers.

Elf is a film that all children must with their parents. There is definitely mild humor and a few jokes that only adults should hear, but children should not be able to pick up that many bad stories and words from this movie. Elf is a hilarious movie which has garnered millions from the box office. Elf is not a movie just for Christmas since the story is wonderful in itself, but it is good to watch this movie during the holidays to enjoy this film even more than normal.

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Stars
Will Ferrell, Edward Asner, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Bob Newhart
Director
Jon Favreau
Language
English
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