Friday, December 24, 2010

25 Days of Holiday Classics: Elf: Day 17

Elf (2003) is a movie that never fails to put me into a festive and happy mood. Buddy (Will Ferrell) is a human who has been raised by elves since birth. It isn't until Buddy overhears some elves talking about him that he realizes that he is human. Santa decides that it is time for them to let him go explore the human world in New York City and meet his birth father, Walter Hobbs. He also informs Buddy that his dad has been on the naughty list for quite some time and that he has no idea that he has a son.

With this information, Buddy begins his journey off to New York and once he arrives, he is in awe of the vastness of the city and the many activities that can be done there. He meets Walter and it is obvious that Walter doesn't want much to do with Buddy. However, Buddy will not give up on making Walter get to know him better, which eventually ends up changing Walter for the better.

This movie is great for the whole family. It's sweet and it's funny. I love how Buddy changes a lot of lives. At first, people just think he's very strange and mentally unstable, but then they realize that he's not and is very nice. He brightens the lives of those he meets. I love how he ends up winning the heart of Jovie (Zooey Deschanel). I also love how nice he was to his new brother, Michael (Daniel Tay), who really needed to have someone like that in his life. I love Buddy the Elf. This movie sends out a good message about how important genuine kindness truly is.


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