Directed by Jon Favreau. United States. 2003. PG. 97 minutes. Warner Bros. DCP.
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About The Film
“In this wan Christmas concoction, lumbering human Buddy (Will Ferrell) leaves the elfin toy-making community that raised him and heads south to find his Hobbesian father Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a mercenary children’s-book publisher who (as Santa notes) is firmly on the naughty list. In the tradition of Midnight Cowboy and Splash, Buddy’s naivete gets a Manhattan workout: He rhapsodizes over a greasy spoon advertising the “world’s best coffee,” delights in revolving doors, and mimics his former employment by working as an elf in a department store, where he gets canned for pointing out that the bogus Saint Nick sits on a “throne of lies.” (Ed Park, The Village Voice)