Elf

Elf (2003) PG
I just watched this sweet-natured Will Ferrell holiday movie. He stars as Buddy, a 30-year-old, who, as an infant at an orphanage, crawled into Santa’s bag and soon arrived at the North Pole. Elf Bob Newhart raises him. Buddy learns of his true human-ness and sets off in search of his human dad (James Caan), who seriously needs some Christmas spirit. Buddy has fun elf-adventures along the way.

It ends pretty much as you think it will—all the more reason you and any kids watching will enjoy this one (though note the PG rating). Zooey Deschanel has a lovely part (and a lovely voice) as Buddy’s romantic interest.

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