Elf (2003 film)

by missizziemcguinness


There is nothing better in the run up to Christmas than watching a good old Christmas movie. Especially when there is nothing else to do

.Elf is about a man called Buddy (Will Farrell) who discovers that he is a human despite being raised by elves in the North Pole and realizes that his father (who put him up for adoption when he was a baby) is in New York and sets out to find him, despite Buddy having child- like characteristics. While watching this movie, I partly enjoyed the presence of Will Ferrell’s acting, although I was never aware of him as much before, however his indecent trousers (sorry, it was really obvious) were a bit weird. I liked the camera angles to show the difference between Buddy and the elves, but thought the ending was a bit predictable.

Will Ferrell is one of the only actors in the history of acting to actually pass in a 97 minute film basically eating spaghetti and sweets and dressing in an elf costume without looking like a complete weirdo (maybe aside from the tights). 

Comedic, good considering that it is a Christmas movie, only good because Will Ferrell is an unsurprisingly good actor. On the other hand, if you have actually watch the movie, I don’t get how it is like other family films and having the two main people fall in love and end up with a baby by the end and how they always class dwarves as angry people.They play with stereotypes in this movie but I actually loved it generally.

If I would give it a rating, I would give it a 7.5/10.