Reviewed by Justin Kosch
Rating: 10 Beans
went to see this at the theatre when I was 10. I remember feeling insulted by this film. I usually would stay away from films aimed at children 12 and under. If only I did stay away from this one. This film is Rob Reiner's worst film, and I believe it will always be Rob Reiner's worst film.
The film industry seems to feel that they can put together a whole bunch of dumbed-down garbage and call it a children's movie nowadays. Even the formerly reliable Disney is coming out with films like this. When I have kids, I'll just keep them away from television until they're 10-to help both myself, and my kids, from horrible stuff like this.
Anyway, to the plot. A kid named North is supposedly very smart. Of course, he isn't appreciated at home. So he gets a chance to choose another set of parents(And there is a deadline). So North is sent all over the world to pick new parents. He doesn't find any decent parents until the end, but dumps them because he realizes the parents he wants are his own. Then he wakes up. The whole film was a figment of his imagination! If only it had been a figment of ours.
I was sadly disappointed by this film for many reasons. Mainly, it was because so much talent was put into such a horrible film(Rob Reiner, Bruce Willis, Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, Elijah Wood, Kathy Bates, Reba McIntyre, Dan Ackroyd, etc.). The screenplay was almost non-existant, and there was NO direction. I felt Rob just put his name on there as an owed favor to the company.
Also included in the film is my least favorite thing that people put in non-musical films-a musical number! Yes, the Dan Ackroyd/Reba McIntyre couple has a huge musical number. Ewww.....
You know that philosophy-a good movie has 3 good scenes and no bad scenes? This is definately a bad movie(NO good scenes and countless bad scenes).
Don't even rent this on a dare. You'd be sorry.
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