The KidJuly 7, 2000
An unhappy and disliked image consultant gets a second shot at life when an eight year old version of himself mysteriously appears.
Release Year: 2000
Rating: 5.9/10 (19,556 voted)
Critic's Score: 45/100
Stars: Bruce Willis, Spencer Breslin, Emily Mortimer
Russ Duritz is a wealthy L.A. image consultant, but as he nears 40, he's cynical, dogless, chickless, estranged from his father, and he has no memories of his childhood. One night he surprises an intruder, who turns out to be a kid, almost 8 years old. There's something oddly familiar about the chubby lad, whose name is Rusty. The boy's identity sparks a journey into Russ's past that the two of them take – to find the key moment that has defined who Russ is. Two long-suffering women look on with disbelief: Russ's secretary, Janet, and his assistant, the lovely Amy, to whom Rusty takes a shine. What, and who, is at the end of this journey?
Daniel von Bargen
(as Daniel Von Bargen)
(as Vernee Watson Johnson)
Nobody ever grows up quite like they imagined.
Disney (UK) |
Release Date: 7 July 2000
Filming Locations: Coachella Valley, Mecca, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $12,687,726
(9 July 2000)
(26 November 2000)
Did You Know?
WILHELM SCREAM: While Russ is talking to Amy, someone screams on TV in a movie that Rusty is watching.
Crew or equipment visible:
While Russ confronts Rusty sitting in the chair, just after Russ turn off the TV, the boom operator is reflected in the T.V.
Holy smokes… 99 channels and there's nothing on!
I liked it more than I expected to
I saw this on a plane. You know, you are strapped to a chair and forced to
watch whatever garbage they put up there.
And I have to say I actually had fun. Some scenes are sugary and over the
top but the kid's performance is above average for children actors. Casting
One thing though: the music is inappropriate, heavy-handed and sometimes
ruins the scenes. It is like asking Richard Wagner to write for an intimate
comedy. Very weird.
But I strongly recommended the movie to my mom. It is that kind of