Wallace Shawn is the star of this film as a a chemist, Dr. Spiegel, who is poorly mistreated at work. He is a single dad of Charlie, an 11 year old. Laura Innes has a supporting role as understanding Rose. This is a wholesome family movie without the sentimentality. I would have never guessed that it was filmed in Utah with the fall colors. The story about Charlie Spiegel begins with him hiring an attractive stronger stranger to play the role of his dad. The man he hires has his own secrets and past history. Charlie played by Ben Diskin is well played and believable. Charlie is new to the school and has been bullied enough. The film was shot in 1995 and the computers appear dated. Even though I never even heard about it, I did enjoy it. Wallace Shawn is the everyman, brilliant actor, playwright and writer. He doesn't get enough as the leading man but here he's the father and it's a great performance.
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