classified PG


Please note: This was screened in Dec 2019

Jon Favreau
Will Ferrell, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel, James Caan, Bob Newhart
97 mins, 2003, USA
Primary language:

"Santa! Oh, my God! Santa's coming! I know him! I know him!"

Bristol, we have a treat for you that will put the jingle bells on your Christmas: it's cult classic Elf, on the big screen! Back in the good ole days (= pre-2014), you may remember Christmas officially began for many of us when Channel 4 screened Elf in mid December. But when - son of a Nutcracker! - they lost the rights to screen it, that communal experience was over... until now! So join us for some festive fun... we can't fit the entire nation in to Cinema 3 but it's a start.

To those who may not be able to quote Elf from start to finish, it's the story of Buddy (Will Ferrell), a man who has been raised by Santa's elves in the North Pole. When the news is broken to him that he's actually human, he heads to New York to find his biological father (James Caan). Needless to say, the good-natured Buddy finds himself in all sorts of scrapes as he gets used to his family and surroundings - and they get used to him.

View the British Board of Film Certification’s Ratings info for this film.