I had rented ELF and just watched it, well OK- PART of it. It was nothing short of horrible. I couldn't get through it. What a miserable film, built on shallow pretexes with a gazillion glaring holes in the plotline. Could be entertaining for some brainey, (another MAJOR screw-up, keep in G rated please!) kid that can get something out of it. But I'm even doubting that. This film was a total waste of $ for those of you who paid to see it in the theatre. Don't spend one red cent on this film. If you know someone who needs therapy this is NOT the path!