Elf (2003)

Elf (2003) Summary and Synopsis

One Christmas Eve a long time ago, a baby crawled into Santa's bag of toys... Raised as an elf, Buddy grows into an adult three times larger than the biggest elf--and realizes that he will never truly fit in at the North Pole. This holiday season, Buddy goes looking for his true place in the world--in New York City. Buddy finds his workaholic father…who's on Santa's "naughty" list, a new mother and a 10-year-old brother who doesn't believe in Santa Claus or elves. Here, now, Buddy discovers his destiny…to save Christmas for New York and the world! Starring Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominee Will Ferrell ("Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," TV's "Saturday Night Live"), Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominee James Caan ("The Godfather," "Funny Lady"), Golden Globe-winner and Emmy Award-nominee Bob Newhart (TV's "Newhart," "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde"), Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Edward Asner (TV's "Lou Grant," "JFK"), Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Mary Steenburgen ("The Brave One," "Melvin and Howard") and Zooey Deschanel ("Almost Famous," "Failure to Launch"). 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. Elf (2003) Wiki

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Elf (2003) Movie Reviews

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- South pole elf5 star

He must be a south Pole elf


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- Lol 😂.5 star

I think 🤔 this movie 🎥 is the most funny 😆 movie 🎥 ever. I watched it at my school 🏫 and we all literally loved it. Me and my best friend laughed 🤭 and laughed 🤭 intell we passed out 😵. Oh and by the way. I am not 10 anymore. I am way older now so don’t pay attention to my name. But I love ❤️ the movie 🎥.

- Best movie5 star

I like watch this with my family eating cookies. This is a good movie for all ages and garinted to make you laugh

- Very funny5 star


- Will is an Elf5 star

That’s all you need to know. Hilarious. Great holiday film.

- my FAVORITE Christmas movie5 star

this film is so funny, creative, and one of a kind. I wish this movie would be number 1, but it’s getting there. This movie makes me want to watch it over and over and over again, you did a great job making it.!

- Funny as hell!5 star

What can you say about Elf? It's one of the best and most influential Christmas movies ever! I watched this movie twice back in 2018 which was a year ago. This film is really hilarious! I owned this film as the original 2-disc Infinifilm DVD which I have. Sometime either this year or next year, I might rewatch this movie as soon as possible. This film is pretty funny! If you haven't watched this movie, go check it out! It's one of the funniest and greatest Christmas films ever! Never trust a classic.

- Classic Christmas Movie5 star

This show is so funny!

- This was a great comedy5 star

This I know took a long time to creat this one movie god job

- Mad1 star

I’m mad that u have to rent or buy it I feel like people shouldn’t have to pay to watch a movie I feel like they should be free

- Weird voiceover, warning not original movie1 star

Shame on you Apple for using a terrible bootleg copy of this excellent movie with strange subtitles and a weird voiceover. This is not the original version I paid for!

- My opinion5 star

One of the greatest Christmas movies out there. I recommend this movie to anyone who is a cheerful, Becuase this movie is a cheerful movie.

- Movies5 star

This is a great movie actually watched it many times I love this movie

- Great movie!5 star

I am writing 16 almost 17 years after the movie lol. I do love this movie, and I watch it ever year during Christmas season.

- Elf5 star

My son loves elf’s thank you so much for putting that movie from Adoni

- Elf5 star

Jut finished watching Elf for the first time. Think I will need to buy it. I laughed out loud so many times. I want to add it to my must watch Christmas collection. Such a feel good movie.

- Elf5 star

Best Christmas movie ever.

- Great movie5 star

This is a great movie. Great for the holiday season. It is funny. Great movie for the family. I have seen this a couple times. I recommend it.

- Will Ferrell is not funny anymore1 star

Ever since “Holmes & Watson”, he has lost all humor - past, present, and future!

- Elf!5 star

Will Did a fantastic preformed

- Elf5 star

A classic

- Sweet4 star

This a funny sweet movie. I enjoyed it. 😊

- One of the Best Christmas Movie Ever Made!4 star

I love many Christmas movies, since Christmas is my favorite time of the year... but when it comes to figuring out which ones are the best, “Elf” would definitely qualify. There are many amazing Christmas movies out there, but sometimes, nothing can beat comedy! Even though there’s a little bit of questionable content, it’s perfectly okay for kids to see! Everyone should see this movie at least once in their lives. At the same time, they should listen to both the soundtrack and the score. The score music fits the plot of the story and makes it more alive, and the makers of the movie chose sensational music that, when combined, make the best mix of Christmas music out there that is very summarized. I’d suggest even buying this movie on DVD. You won’t be disappointed!

- YASSSS5 star

This movie is still hilarious even in the summer

- Lol5 star

This movie is hilarious!!!

- Duh5 star

It’s perfect.....DUH 🙄

- Childish (not in a good way)1 star

If burping and farting humor is your thing or if you can stand an adult behaving like a (prety stupid) child for the duration 97 minutes, this is your flick. I like Will Ferrell but we switched off after about very long and relatively boring 35 minutes, not even our almost 5 year old son thought it was funny he demanded a better movie after only about 10 minutes. No clue how this got a 83% / 78% on Rotten Tomatoes. It appeared, as if the movie and its humor did not age very well.

- $5 star

Great movie

- Love it5 star

The best Christmas Movie EVER!!

- Elf5 star

Elf is a fun kid movie to whach on Christmas with the family 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

- So a I know somone in the musical so...1 star

I thought why not Xmas movie and comedy... and I can see what the big deal is. I just do not get it...at all. I realy realy realy tried... turned it off mid way though.

- Classic5 star

Buddy the Elf has become the Rudolf of previous generations.

- An ICONIC Christmas Movie!5 star

I’ve been watching this movie since I was a young girl!! This is the perfect mix of cute and hilarious, and an absolute hit where ever it’s playing. Love love love Elf!

- Rolling on the floor laughing5 star

Omg this is sooooo funny!,I have got to see it a million time!,😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣 By:WDW lover

- Elf5 star

This is one of the best Christmas movies!!!!!! Our great grandmother who was about 90 laughed all the way through the movie. Love you Gland memere

- Best movie ever5 star

I don’t care what anyone says. This is the best movie in the world.

- Will Ferrell as an Elf?!5 star

Funny amazing and hilarious

- Elf5 star

Elf is a great movie I love it

- Christmas Classic5 star

One of the best Christmas movies!

- Rated F5 star

Rated F for funny😅😂🤣😭💀

- Yaaaasss‼️5 star

I was 14. 14 when this came out. Dang. I feel so old. 15 years ago this was released!!! Second best Christmas movie ever. Next to A Christmas Story. Lol. I actually got this for $4.99. I wish for the month of December they’d make all movies $4-8. Please iTunes do that. 🙏That would be so awesome!!! I’d get them all. 💚❤️🎄

- Best of all movies5 star

I loved this one.It was the most entertaining movie yet

- Elf on your birthday today5 star



I love this movie it’s a Christmas classic me and my family watch every year and it leaves us crying with laughter and suspense even though we know what’s gonna happen thanks for making this outstanding comedy

- Christmas movie for kids12-0🥰😍🌲🌲🎄🎄🎄5 star

Christmas movie for kids12-0😻💋🎄🎄🌲🌲

- A Every Christmas Day Watch!5 star

This has always been one of my Favorite Christmas movies to watch (other than Deck The Halls, The Christmas Chronicles, and Christmas With The Kranks.) Buddy is hilarious and so is the movie. Part of the movie is romantic but like a comedy romance.

- Awesome5 star

I love this movie

- Hilarious5 star

So funny!

- he's an angry elf5 star

best movie ever.

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DomDom1919 - One of the best5 star

One of my top five Christmas movies. Who doesn’t love elf?

#ElfSucksAss - Wish there could be an option for 0 stars1 star

Not happy with this movie at all

Markiepoos - Great Movie BUT released twice...1 star

Rated down due to it being the identical clone to the movie previously on the iTunes Store!! Please people double check you have this movie on your account before you buy. ‘The Grinch’ has the same issue.

Peekay4226 - Overpriced2 star

Overpriced and overhyped. Home alone is twice as good and nearly half the price.

yipee ki yay - Why re-release?!1 star

I bought the previous version last year, and now you’ve re-released this version, whilst taking away the subtitles and extras off the previous version. Thank you Apple for trying to make more money from us!!

Izzy_256 - An amazing Christmas movie5 star

A great comedy loved it 😍😍

Gavin b - Crap1 star


JP QUINN 35 - Great And Really Really Funny Film 🙂👍🏻👍🏻5 star

Great And Really Really Funny Film 🙂👍🏻👍🏻

whhetufdfhufe - A terrific family film3 star


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AndieRosalez - Screaming Christmas5 star

I adore this movie. I can watch it all the time, all year & never grow tired of it. ❤️💚

Beatles Lover #1 - the best5 star

favorite movie of all time

JustLcc3 - T5 star


Gav12345carly - One of the best Christmas movies made!5 star

Our family loves this movie! Who couldn’t!!!

DJB#1 - Yes did you4 star

CFM F I will waited is the every year you text me the nexts video that dd

Jet fire 2588 - creepy1 star

this is the most creepiest christmas move ever don’t wast your money on this half baked movie

Awesomsauce1003 - BUH-UURP!!!!!!!!5 star

Did you hear that?! That’s my favorite scene

predator1414 - GREAT5 star

This is a really funny movie it is really good

Beantown Brawla 45 - Best x nas5 star


Jay-Cee88 - Love this movie!!!5 star

Love, love, love this movie. It’s full of the Christmas spirit and very funny, as well. Highly recommended to anyone!!!

seefuvykzyuv - Ryan5 star


SoGAmomx2 - I love this movie5 star


playitbetter - Will Ferrell - Elf5 star

Just a great pic for the whole family during the holidays.

DBA TATTOO - Can't Stand this Movie!!!1 star

Probably one of the worst Christmas comedies I've ever seen. It past, the "stupid funny" into so ridiculous it's painful to watch. If you like this sort of thing more power too you!

rabbit3738 - Elf4 star

It was really funny

Sy123345 - Good movie!!5 star


Musiclovrrrr - Funniest Christmas movie5 star

Maybe not the best Christmas movie, but def the funniest!

Swagreninja - Excellent5 star

Issa movie

😍bella😍 - Elf5 star

I love this movie this is my favorite Christmas movie.

Kat-sites - LOVE ☃️LOVE🎅🏻LOVE THIS MOVIE SO MUCH!!5 star

We LOVE THIS MOVIE!! My family and I watch it multiple times a year, and sometimes even well after or before the holidays. 💚

Simpsons and Family guy - hahahahahahaaha5 star

its great

Edelika - Best Christmas Movie Ever5 star

This is one of the best holiday movie ever. If you hate this movie, then your probably not human.

gaxson - The elf5 star

I love your Movie it is awesome and incredible i love you guys

Qowardlygoose23 - LOVE IT5 star

It is my favorite Christmas movie!! SO FUNNY!! 😂💩 It gets me into to the Christmas spirit.

KbCheetah - This movie is great5 star

This movie is great, funny, and fun. I love this movie a lot. I love all of the characters in this movie. I love Will Ferreal as Buddy in this movie. It is a great holiday christmas movie. It is one of my all time favorite movies ever.

Oregon Pacifist - What?2 star

After hearing so many good things about this movie, I finally decided to give it a shot. Was this supposed to be a comedy? It wasn't funny. I didn't laugh or smile once.

Cap-A1995 - This is what's wrong with the world1 star

There are different tastes in comedy. Some stuff I find funny, you may not. And vise-versa. BUT, the "humor" in this movie is simply dives below "child-ish" gags, and enters a new realm of stupidity. It's not funny. It's not cute. Nothing is even executed well. This movie is absolutely the worst and most miserable film I have ever sat through. I'd rather watch all of Adam Sandler's terrible hack-fraud films than rewatch this pathetic piece of garbage. It's a waste of time, money, and brain-cells. If you enjoy this; you are what's wrong with this planet. Period. P.S. I never even cracked a smile. Nothing in this film is remotely related to humor.

Fireball_Gamer10 - Funny5 star

Funny funny funny funny funny funny funny funny funny funny funny funny funny funny

Gator14hodgman - So funny5 star

Elf is so funny so crazy and smilie

Zoey G. DellaVecchia - I LOVE IT5 star

Ok so once I heard my mom and dad playing "Elf" and I yelled at the top of my longs "MOM DAD WHY ARE YOU PLAYING ELF WITHOUT ME" but I don't think they heard

LeFrenchFab - We didn't watch it to the end...1 star

Stopped after 30 minutes, I guess it's not our favorites...

Alexiscarson66 - Love this movie5 star

This is such a great and funny movie I love it so much and I wish I could download it but I don't have enough storage😔 but I still love this movie so much!!!!❤️

Reedstar of RiverClan 🐱🐱 - HILARIOUS!5 star

Every year during the holidays my family watches this movie at least three times and they never get bored of it. Great movie year-round. I love it when Buddy calls himself a "cottonheaded ninnymuggins"! Elf=Classic Christmas Comedy! WATCH THIS MOVIE!

ColorBlnd - Elf is a wonderful holiday movie5 star

Perfect festive movie but fun to watch anytime.

Nuttygan - This movie is the BEST5 star

This is the BEST movie EVER! My family and I always watch it on Christmas Eve. We laugh it is the BOMB! Will Farrell does a great job in acting

HenryDavid13 - Christmas Can Come Anytime for You5 star

12/3/16 Son of a nutcracker, there are so many Christmas movies out there! One that’s great for Christmas (or any time of the year) if Elf. We open with a story book, learning about elves. They have very limited job options and love to tell stories, especially Papa Elf (Bob Newhart), who tells us the story of a human he adopted and raised as an elf: Buddy (Will Ferrell). After seeing Buddy accidentally end up in the North Pole, we get a quick montage of him being raised, then he joins the elf workforce and learns his true parentage. After a talk with Santa (Ed Asner), Buddy sets out to meet his father Walter Hobbs (James Caan). Along the way, he discovers a whole new world: the real world. Whether he runs into coffee shops to congratulate them or just runs around in a revolving door, Buddy expresses all our inner childs, and is an example of what happens when we let our inner child run unchecked. The movie wastes no time getting started, and once it gets started, it’s non-stop laughter and heart, and coherently tells the story of Buddy coming home to his. The contrast between the North Pole and New York City is hilarious and obvious, whether it’s the motion-capture buddies of Buddy reminiscent of Rankin-Bass Christmas specials compared to New Yorkers and their realistic attitudes, or Buddy’s sense of discovery. We get more than laughs, but a genuinely warm story of a father and son reunited, and with the focus on Buddy and Walter, we truly get to care about Buddy’s dilemma and Walter’s reluctance and confusion. John Debney’s score, combined with other Christmas music are the best way to spread Christmas cheer, so let’s sing it loud for all to hear! The dialogue is loud and clean for all to hear, and the laughs keep coming. Elf is the perfect Christmas movie for the family, like a live-action Pixar movie, balancing hilarious humor with a legitimate character story. This movie goes on my nice list for perfect Christmas movies and movies in general! You did it! Congratulations! Great job everybody who worked on this movie! It’s great to know you did this! Thanks! 12/21/13 Merry Christmas movie fans. As an early present, you get, Elf, starring Will Ferrell. While it may seem juvenile to some, there is an authentic and real plot to it. We get the likes of Buddy the elf as a main character. He's a human raised by elves, and now he seeks his human father, who is a money grubbing bleep on the naughty list. Throughout, we see Buddy meet the real world. It reminds me of Don Quixote in that Buddy is thought of as "insane." While sounding childish, (there is childish humor in this one) the way they tell the story is so grand, and you really get to care for these characters. The difference between the North Pole and New York are black and white, with elves so much smaller than Buddy, and stop-motion animals, then when you get to New York, it feels like real life. That is how it should be with a family comedy like this. John Debney provides a charming score, even if most of it is Christmas tunes, there's still a feeling of authenticity to it. Elf is Will Ferrell's best movie ever, and has stood the test of time by a decade, and will stand for decades to come.

Dhenricksen22 - Great for all ages!!!5 star

I really enjoyed this movie! I liked it so much it has now become a staple in my Christmas mist watch movie collection! Everyone will enjoy this great holiday film.

Sommer.wasel - Elf!!!5 star

Elf is the best movie ever!! I LOVE it!!!!if you have not seen it, you should go see it, it's the BEST!!!!!!!! Not kidding it's THE BEST!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!

Theenateblack - I LOVE THIS5 star

this movie is my fav movie and I watch it like every day 😂 it's my all time favorite movie ❤️❤️ it's so funny and great for all family's!!

TashH2O - best movie ever5 star

This movie never gets old. It's for all ages and can be watched multiple times without getting bored. Family favorite. If you have never seen this movie I sincerely feel bad for you.

tacogy3 - Awesome5 star

Great movie

Jracer234 - Number 1 movie5 star

I watch this movie every 25th of the month. And when I'm in a bad mood. Or when I'm bored. This movie is just one of my favorite things.. In life. Hands down number one movie of all time.

Sophamariah - LOVE5 star

I honestly love this movie to death and had at least watched it no joke 20 times. One of my favorites for sure!

It was addicting - Love it!5 star

Will Ferrell at his best. I love it! What a good way to spend Christmas Eve!😍so funny

Maddiemacks - EVEN SUMMER5 star

OMG!!!! I just got $40 on iTunes and I forgot all about THAT YOU CAN BUY MOVIES! So I went to see if "elf" was on here and there it was I LOVE😍❣ this movie so much I literally memorized the whole thing! I even watch it in the summer! It's great for the whole family🙃👍🏼👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 I hope you like it as much as I do!

luv urself - Awesome movie!!5 star

This is a really good movie. It's super funny and kids and adults will enjoy this movie.

JosiahMagnet - Quite possibly...5 star

One of the greatest Christmas movies of all time. Will Ferrell is outstanding and hilarious as Buddy the Elf. He is filled with so much joy and happiness that it makes you wonder why there aren’t any people around like him, or at least make you there was. Anyway, always recommend this movie to anyone who wants to have a little Christmas Spirit and/or just wants a good laugh. Enjoy!

booboostrips - Really silly holiday fun !5 star

I watched it for the first time the other day (2015) , it really is a family friendly and truly funny holiday movie.

Chipper154 - Who doesn't like this movie?5 star

This movie is truly one of the best Christmas movies of all time, nothing gets better than this.

AdriCollie - My favorite holiday movie... ever!! :):)5 star

"Elf", a movie centering around a human who is raised by elves in the North Pole, was hilarious!! There were so many funny scenes that I can't pick a favorite! And even though it was made in 2008, I still love it today! I'm a little late in getting a review in, but for the holidays, "Elf" is a must watch this Christmas!!

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@FilmEasterEggs: In ‘Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer’ (1964) the reason why Hermey never fits in is because he’s actually a human. This i…

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@Trang95962086 @BTS_twt Còn đây là của tui lúc 2003 dù tui sinh năm 2001😅 @BTS_twt

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@Toobo___1999: بسم رب الشهداء 🧡 نبدي بسادس شهيد ويانا 💔 شهيد الجرف "حسوني" ☹️ مواليد ٢٠٠٣/٣/٢٩ استشهد أثر قنبلة من مجرمي الاحزاب أثناء م…

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@FilmEasterEggs: In ‘Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer’ (1964) the reason why Hermey never fits in is because he’s actually a human. This i…

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Some respect to Will Ferrell real quick. 1998 A Night at the Roxbury 1999 Superstar 2001 Zoolander 2003 Elf 2004…

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#30DayMovieChallenge Day 15 - a film that makes you feel happy: there are many movies that fit into this category…

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@ReflexionandoS Sin contar The Room (2003) diría que Elf y El bosque de los suicidios

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@Celly_Maar Oooh das ist cool 😍 (2003 war ich elf 😅)

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@nostalgiadotnet: Little Bear (1995-2003)

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Eishockey: Eishockey: Zwölf Teams in nächster Saison?

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Best 2002-2003 Family Dramas 1. Adaptation 2. Matchstick Men 3. Elf 4. A Tale of Two Sisters 5. The Hours 6. In A…

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In Elf (2003), the school where Buddy picks up Michael was my synagogue/Hebrew pre-school. I like to think his back…

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