SECONDHAND LIONS - Movies by You
Mar. 21st, 2004
10:24 am - SECONDHAND LIONS
PG - for thematic material, language and action violence
Starring Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment, Kyra Sedgwick, Nicky Katt, Josh Lucas
Director(s) Tim McCanlies
Overview from movies.go.com:
Michael Caine and Robert Duvall play the eccentric and wealthy great-uncles of a shy young teenager (Haley Joel Osment). The men care for him over a summer in Texas during the 1960s, when his unreliable mother (Kyra Sedgwick) drops him off, regaling the boy with unbelievable and impressive stories of their past, seen in flashbacks.
Adorable. I think that Osment does an excellent job at making you feel the pain of his young life and the uncles are crazily funny and cute. DEFINITELY a feel-good movie with lots of humorous sections thrown in. While it was not necessarily recommended by many of the critics, I would recommend it to anyone who's looking for a movie that will just make them feel wonderful. Very charming and delightful all the way to the end.