Michael's Review of Elf
Will Farrell gives a winning performance in this fun filled family comedy. The look of the movie brims with bright colors and holiday spirit, from the magical North Pole to the Christmas-adorned streets of New York City. Much of the film's humor comes from Buddy's (Farrell) innocence after living as an elf his whole life before journeying to the big apple to find his father. The story is as sweet as syrup (something Buddy loves) and the star studded cast bring humor and warmth to the mix. It's not groundbreaking filmmaking, but Elf allows Farrell to work some comedic magic and will certainly become a family favorite for the holidays.