Wednesday, 23 December 2009
Baby it's cold outside
3. Elf (2003)
John Favreau directs and Will Ferrell stars in the usual Christmas tale about how an oversized elf travels from the North Pole to New York to find his real father and seek acceptance.
Will Ferrell's performance as the aforementioned larger than life elf is brilliant. The innocence and unashamedly straight faced way in which he plays it makes his character completely believable.
Also worth a mention is the use of stop motion animation in small sections of the film that provide another fantastic and magical representation of the North Pole.
On it's initial release Elf didn't bother the box-office too much and was more of a success on the small screen and through its DVD release until becoming part of mine and many other people's essential Christmas viewing.
This film will have you laughing and cringing all the way through and if you haven't seen it, you need to because you're missing out.