#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa’s sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa’s naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter’s relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities.
Plot: 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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Good watch, will likely watch again, and can recommend.
For all the good this movie has in it, there is a fair amount of annoying as well, which is what keeps it from being a great movie.
A family reconnection trope, with a character out of his element trope, crossed with one of the most annoyingly positive characters of all time trope.
Ultimately, it’s a sweet, hear warming story that really captures the spirit of family, Christmas, and togetherness.
It also captures all of the insanity Will Ferrell can conjure up for his character, basically as if he wrote a SNL Christmas special and just rode rough shod over the other actors.
The cast does a wonderful job of backing up Will Ferrell, but that’s clearly what it is.
Around the holidays, especially, don’t be afraid of giving this a try, and bear through the annoying bits, because there is likely something really funny just about to happen.
Okay, this is a fun movie, what I consider to be one of those classic Christmas movies I am willing to watch every year. And for me, that is a fairly short list, such as A Christmas Story and the ubiquitous It’s a Wonderful Life. (Interestingly, Peter Billingsley, who plays the lead Ralphie role in A Christmas Story, has an adult role in Elf.)
The script goes over the top a bit sometimes, resulting in cringeworthy moments for me, but it is harmless and easily forgiven. There is wit, pathos and sight gags galore. I like the chemistry between Will Farrell and Zooey, and it is a treat to have national treasures Ed Asner and Bob Newhart leading off the film as Santa and the Papa elf. James Caan and Mary Steenburgen are credible as Elf’s prospective new family in New York City.
So there is not a lot of depth to this movie, nor is there supposed to be. It is a great film to watch with friends or extended family. It shouldn’t offend anyone and you can visit with each other, because you don’t have to pay close attention to the plot. In fact, many viewers will be able to recite he lines along with the characters.
WOW I forgot how great this film was
BEWARE OF BOGUS REVIEWS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MOVIE. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 200 HOLIDAY FILMS. I HAVE NO AGENDA. I AM HONEST ABOUT THEM.
I saw “Elf” when it was first released theatrically in 2003. I did not see it again until 2016. I forgot everything about this film. What I can’t believe was that I forgot how wonderful this film was. It does everything you want in a “Christmas” movie. This film is full of “Christmas Spirit” that most films never seem to capture.
In this film On Christmas Eve in 1973, an orphaned infant boy stows away on Santa Claus’ sack. When discovered back at the North Pole, he is adopted by Papa Elf. Papa Elf names his son Buddy.
Buddy grows up at the North Pole believing he is an elf, but due to his human size is unable to perform elf tasks. When Buddy accidentally learns that he is human, Papa Elf explains that he was born to Walter Hobbs and Susan Wells, and was given up for adoption without Walter knowing. Susan died and Walter works at a book publisher in New York City. Buddy travels to find him, whom Santa indicates that Walter is on the naughty list due to his greed and selfishness. Buddy then is out to save Walter and Christmas itself.
This should be on your must see watch list.
Unexpected out of nowhere against all odds classic
This was my 4th viewing and now ready to review.
The story is insane. This film should not have worked. But almost as a tribute to the X-Mas miracles it tries to riff off, it is an astonishingly entertaining film.
Behind the camera Favreau, Mr Money Shot, who has quietly without fanfare turned into one of the hottest directors in Hollywood history. In front of the camera Farell who I usually don’t care for but may just give the performance of his career here. A script to die for. Probably the best use of Zoey D’s looks in her career to date.
Way under rated and unappreciated.
As in my other reviews, most “recent” X-Mas films (since about 2000) are Canadian B-movies shot on a budget which would barely cover a reno on THIS OLD HOUSE What an unexpected treat See it
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 37 min (97 min)
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Director Jon Favreau
Writer David Berenbaum
Actors Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Edward Asner
Awards 2 wins & 7 nominations.
Production Company Guy Walks into a Bar Productions, Gold/Miller Productions, Shawn Danielle Production Services, Mosaic Media Group
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1 (negative ratio), 1.85 : 1 (theatrical ratio), 1.78 : 1 (Blu-ray release)
Camera Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Rainmaker Digital Pictures Group Ltd., Vancouver, Canada
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI)