Will Ferrell stars in this heart warming Christmas comedy alongside veteran Godfather actor James Caan and Zooey Deschanel brings her innocent charms and lights up the screen with her beauty. Ferrell has grown a fast reputation in a fairly short space of time as a great comedian and box office draw, having starred in Anchorman and making a series of wonderful cameo roles.
Buddy (Ferrell) is a human who has been raised by Elves due to being put up for adoption at birth. Now in his 30’s Santa allows him to go to New York city to find his biological father Walter Hobbs (James Caan), unfortunately Walter is on Santa’s “naughty list” due to devotion to his work. When Buddy comes into his life he’s forced to re-arrange his priorities and soon rediscovers his Christmas spirit, and more importantly the importance of Family values.
Elf is great fun, and brings a smile to your face every time you watch it. Will Ferrell is excellent as Buddy the Elf and brings his excellent comedy timing and presence to the role. Surprisingly enough James Caan is also very funny as the “straight man” but does it very well. Although not exactly a classic it’s great fun for people of all ages.