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Aww, that was a nice movie, and such a change of pace. Usually Will Ferrell plays a douchebag, but here he's just a naive "elf". I love his Christmas spirit--something I wish more people had--and I love the scuffle with Peter Dinklage. I've never seen Zooey Deschanel as a blonde, either. There's all kinds of good shit happening in this film!
I never saw it until after Robin Williams' death, so I hope I don't end up in the pitfall of looking at his movies as more amazing than they actually were. Regardless, this movie was an absolute blast. Not only is Robin Williams good, but fucking Nathan Lane kills it! He's really underrated. The final 40 minutes are pretty suspenseful because you know the weight of the situation is going to come crashing down on the main characters. This is a movie I'll watch again and again.
It's tough for me to watch older movies because the special effects aren't usually up to par with newer films. They just feel "old". Aside from that, Ray Liotta and Robert De Niro are great. As this is a Scorsese film, you can really see the parallels to The Wolf of Wall Street: Narration by the main character; the plot is a sort of character study of said main character over a period time; and it's a million hours long.