With a warming and heart-felt ending, this film is a story about love, friendship, and selflessness around the magical time of Christmas.
This review of the Netflix Christmas film David and the Elves does not contain spoilers.
It’s December; it’s Christmas time; it’s freezing, so who doesn’t love Christmas films being shoved in their faces? Well, I’m sure there are some of you Grinches out there, but for you holiday film lovers, Netflix has released the Christmas film David and the Elves, and it has gotten me into the Christmas spirit. If you’re looking for a fun-filled, easy, cheesy, breezy Christmas film to watch in the evening, this is the one.
The story surrounds Albert the elf and an 11-year-old David going on an adventure. Albert doesn’t understand the whole concept of St. Nicholas existing as Santa Clause/Father Christmas and escapes to the human world to share and gift his magic. What could go wrong? David has recently moved to Warsaw with his parents, away from his extended family (grandparents), and with him missing home, David and Albert go on an adventure to find the magic of Christmas.
This holiday feature is directed by Michal Rogalski. It stars Cyprian Grabowski as David, an 11-year-old boy who lives in a big city, Jakub Zajac as an elf called Albert, and Cezary Zak as Santa Claus. Filmed in Zakopane and Warsaw, the film boasts beautiful cinematography and hopefully no artificial snow.
The story is fun. It’s cheesy and filled with all the typical Christmas cliches, but that’s why we love them. There is action, drama, love, bravery, and some parts are hilarious; a lot packed in a short movie. Nowhere felt slow or too predictable. There is a good level of consistency in the plot. The acting is good, with nice comedic timing and strong chemistry.
With a warming and heart-felt ending, this film is a story about love, friendship, and selflessness around the magical time of Christmas. I recommend this to anyone who loves their Christmas films or wants a feel-good movie to watch. This film is suitable for both adults and children, so you can watch It alone or as a family. (I watched it alone, if you feel bad for whatever reason, alone with my cat)