Elf is by far the most watch Christmas movie.
It is funny, festive and entertaining. It is the perfect Christmas movie for all ages.
The ending is incredible too!!!!!! It is an all round essential and must watch Christmas movie for all the family!!!!
This is a true Christmas classic, and possibly Ferrell's best movie ever. He's able to act both funny and serious at the same time, and both worked perfectly. The tone is also very charming, giving in a Christmas movie telling us what it's truly all about. I've watched this movie ever since I was a kid and I still can't get enough for it.
The music is chirpy and borderline annoying. But once you rearrange your expectations and give yourself over to the movie's unfailing earnestness, you realize that Favreau and Ferrell do heartwarming fairly well.
Will Ferrell graduates to his first solo leading role with flying colors in Elf, a disarming holiday comedy about a clueless innocent who saves Christmas and fosters a renewed sense of family in his reluctant father.
If you're one of those fussy filmgoers who demands that a movie engage somewhat higher body parts -- the heart, say, and the brain -- you'll find only intermittent comfort and joy in this high-concept, low-wattage film.