2003 Comedy | Family | SciFi/Fantasy

When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a workaholic publisher.

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As anyone who saw him on 'Saturday Night Live' or even this year's 'Old School' will know, Will Ferrell is at his best when he is shedding every vestige of decorum and dignity in favour of a few laughs. His new family comedy 'Elf' may not go quite as far as it could, but it avoids the easy option of these genre movies and tries to work some degree of real wit and imagination into its family-orientated theme.

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