Searching For Atticus

Elf

December 10, 2021 Knothole Media Season 1 Episode 24
Searching For Atticus
Elf
Show Notes

Will Ferrell's infectious enthusiasm delights in Jon Favreau's Christmas classic about a fully-grown man - raised as one of Santa's elves - who heads to New York in search of his birth father.
Elf  treads through some familiar Christmas tropes, but as Blake points out, the themes at the heart of this movie would be relevant at any time of year. Buddy the Elf (Ferrell) is a man-boy searching for his own identity, and his father Walter (James Caan) is a man who has lost perspective on how to balance the priorities of work and family.
More than anything, though, Elf is one of a handful of Christmas movies that Blake, Kofi & Rich can watch many times over the holiday season. Join us to laugh and marvel at Ferrell, Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Bob Newhart, Mary Steenburgen and Peter Dinklage - all working under Favreau's magical touch.