Run time: 97 mins
Director: Jon Favreau. Starring: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel. USA 2003. 97 mins. One Christmas Eve a small baby at an orphanage crawls into Santa’s bag of toys, only to be accidentally carried back to Santa’s workshop at the North Pole. Although he is raised to be an elf, as he grows to be ten times bigger than everyone else it becomes clear that Buddy (Ferrell) will never truly fit into the elf world. One Christmas, Buddy finally decides to find his real family, and sets off for New York City to track down his roots, but soon finds himself as much an outsider there as back at the North Pole. In fact, everyone in New York seems to have forgotten the true spirit of Christmas time. So Buddy takes it upon himself to win over his family, realise his destiny, and save Christmas. Another family delight with Will Ferrell gangling in every direction to make the whole film into fabulous chaos. Very silly and very funny, and somehow the things he does are funnier every 20th time you watch it. Don’t dare miss this fabulously silly Christmas treat, this year, at both the Rex and Odyssey.