Director: Jon Favreau
Writer: David Berenbaum
Cast: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel

At the North Pole, where elves live with Santa, a man named Buddy discovered he is a human. He had been raised as an elf and believed to be one. After his discovery, he decided to go to New York to find his real father.

Buddy, the innocent Man-Elf

Will Ferrel is so naive as Buddy. He has a childly-approach on his perspective of life and Christmas. Everything is fun and glamorous, he has no idea how the real world functions.

In New York, Buddy is on a quest to find his father (played by James Caan) and eventually finds him. James Caan is a grumpy old dad who is consumed by his work life. But Buddy is there to cheer him up and bringing that Christmas spirit back.

The simplicity of buddy’s mind is so cheerfull and heartwarming. All he tries to do are nice things. It reminds me of the little things in life that matters. There was one funny scene where he bought a present for his dad because of a sign “for that special someone.” It was hilarious, but at the same time, it was sweet and kind.

Conclusion: Christmas Spirit

“Elf” is all about the Christmas Spirit. It is for us to remember how special Christmas can be. This holy day has always been about bringing people together, and this movie adorably brings this.

It is an enjoyable movie to watch with the family. The film is funny and sweet from beginning to end. That is why I loved this movie.

3 stars