Sunday, November 23, 2003

Tis the Season...

An early Christmas present has arrived in the form of the wacky Will Ferrell in the movie Elf. Thoroughly entertaining, Will Ferrell and the rest apply the right touch of zaninest to a story that could have been preachy or cloying. Despite the material, there are no saccharine Hallmark moments to weigh down this light fable. I think that Ferrell's star is definitely on the rise, possibly on its way to Jim Carrey levels. Bob Newheart steals the show as the elderly elf that adopts the human boy when the boy finds its way into Santa's sack. There is comedic chemistry between the two and the scenes between foster father and son are by far the best in the movie. Brian enjoyed the movie as well. Go see this movie quick...

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