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Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules that North should either find new parents or return to his own parents within two months. Thus north starts off on an hilarious journey around the world to find the parents that really care about him. Written by
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I love Rob Reiner and his movies, Stand By Me, When Harry Met Sally, This is Spinal Tap, The Princess Bride and Misery are classics and I enjoyed The American President and The Bucket List.
North did intrigue me with its idea, message and the cast, however these two things aren't enough to stop it from being Reiner's worst and most disappointing film. I liked the musical number in Texas and the mostly extravagant visuals.
On the other hand, the writing is incredibly forced and stupid, the Hawaai sequence anyone, the story is thin and has no idea what it wants to be and Reiner gives his clumsiest directing job here. The characters are poorly conceived and written, and the acting is lamentable considering how talented the cast is.
Elijah Wood I quite like, but I found him rather obnoxious and over-eager here. Jason Alexander and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss are wasted, while Buce Willis' role could best be described as a career killer.
All in all, liked the idea but found the effort very clumsy. It is sad that Reiner stooped as low as this. 2/10 Bethany Cox
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