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Elf
Released 2003  /  97 min
Box Office: $173.4 million
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.
This holiday, discover your inner elf.
Will Ferrell
Buddy
2
Best Performance
1
Scene Stealer
James Caan
Walter
1
Scene Stealer
Bob Newhart
Papa Elf
Ed Asner
Santa
Mary Steenburgen
Emily
Zooey Deschanel
Jovie
Daniel Tay
Michael
Faizon Love
Gimbel's Manager
Peter Dinklage
Miles Finch
Amy Sedaris
Deb
Michael Lerner
Fulton
Andy Richter
Morris
Kyle Gass
Eugene
Artie Lange
Gimbel's Santa
Leon Redbone
Leon the Snowman (voice)
Ray Harryhausen
Polar Bear Cub (voice)
Claire Lautier
NY 1 Reporter
Ted Friend
NY 1 Anchor
Patrick Ferrell
Security Guard
Patrick McCartney
Security Guard
Jon Favreau
Doctor / Mr. Narwhal (voice)
Lydia Lawson-Baird
Carolyn
Brenda McDonald
Nun
Annie Brebner
Elf Student
Luke Pohl
Elf Student
Meghan Black
Elf
Patrick Baynham
Elf
Michael Roberds
Disgruntled Cobbler Elf
Peter A. Hulne
Elf Twin
Patrick Hulne
Elf Twin
Richard Side
Elf Teacher
David-Paul Grove
Pom Pom
Kristian Ayre
Foom Foom
Lorin Heath
Perfume Clerk
Dillard Brinson
Printer
Brad Turner
Office Co-Worker
David Berenbaum
Office Co-Worker
Brenda Crichlow
Office Co-Worker
Oscar Goncalves
Francisco
Mary Black
Nurse
Murray Jack
Man in Elevator
Mark Acheson
Mailroom Guy
Robin Mossley
Chuck
Paul Schofield
Kid with Santa
Matt Walsh
Self
Will McCormack
Witness
Gus Michael
Witness
Alexandra Michael
Child
Terry J. Scarlatos
Police Officer
Jonathan Bruce
Biker
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Re-Watchability
40% Drama
Comedy 60%
Holiday
Christmas
Reviews
As a cynical adult, I've grown to hate every element of Christmas commercialization. The one exception is Elf. I judge anyone who cannot appreciate its magic.