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ELF

Will Ferrell is the apparent heir apparent to Jim Carrey.
Can I say apparent twice like that in the same sentence?
I used to think that maybe Dave Sheridan was, and apparently I was the only one.
Thereís that word again.
But anyway, Will Ferrell takes Elf from a pretty bad movie, to an OK one.
Heís that good.

Elf is directed by Jon Favreau, mostly known for his acting in films such as DAREDEVIL, heís also an established writer director, with Swingers and Made under his belt. He didnít write Elf, but thatís OK. Maybe had he written it, it would have been a little...livelier?
Will Ferrell stars as a human who is raised by Santaís elves in the North Pole.
When he comes of age, er, well, heís like 30 in the flick, he decides to try and find his real father, played by James Caan. Ferrell is really funny, and does all he can with what heís got. But he was given surprisingly little. I really expected more from Elf. I was really looking forward to it, so maybe Iím just the victim of very high hopes.
But Will Ferrell is a very funny guy, and I canít help but think that the future is very bright for him, and ergo, us, as movie fans.

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