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Jon Favreau Germany, 2003

J. O.'s rating of the film Elf

A modern-day Christmas classic from its first screening. Jon Favreau created something equally suitable for children and adults alike - with a merry story and subtly mature humour. Will Ferrell, in his most charming performance, plays Buddy the Elf - who essentially represents anybody who chooses to all logic and allow themselves to believe in wintertime splendour.