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Comedy Cinema At Christmas – This Week – Elf

Welcome to the sister article to Comedy Clicks! Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best comedy films that the world of cinema can offer! All this month we will be looking at Christmas films starting with – Elf.


About the Film

Summary of Plot

Raised as an oversized elf, Buddy travels from the North Pole to New York City to meet his biological father, Walter Hobbs, who doesn’t know he exists and is in desperate need of some Christmas spirit.”.- iMDB

Year Of Release

2003

Running Time

1 Hour 37 Minutes

Director

Jon Favreau

Box Office Opening Weekend

$32,100,000


Trailer


Starring

Will Ferrell – Buddy
James Caan – Walter
Bob Newhart – Papa Elf
Zooey Deschanel – Jovie
Edward Asner – Santa


Song From the OST


Trivia

  • Several minor traffic accidents occurred when Will Ferrell walked through the Lincoln Tunnel in his costume, because people were so surprised (and distracted from their driving) to see him wearing an elf outfit.
  • Will Ferrell turned down $29 million to be in a sequel in late 2014.
  • The scene when Buddy eats different candies and pastries with the spaghetti noodles had to be shot twice, because Will Ferrell vomited the first time
  • The cotton balls Buddy eats while in the doctor’s office were actually cotton candy that had not been dyed.
  • Director Jon Favreau used a remote control to trigger the Jack in the Box toys to get the startled reactions from Will Ferrell.
  • The elves have a pitcher of syrup in their break room instead of coffee.

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