An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.
Simon Birch tells the story of Joe and Simon's heart-warming journey of friendship. Simon Birch was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thinks God made him this way for a reason and highly believes in God. Together, Joe and Simon go on a journey of trust and friendship to find the answers to many things. Their friendship is put to the test when some unfortunate events happen. Written by
Throughout the entire film, Simon can be seen wearing a hearing-aid (behind the ear). These were developed in the 1960's, however the model seen in the movie was not available until after 1964. See more »
I don't think God's plan includes breaking and entering.
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I saw Simon Birch for the first time yesterday. I rarely see a film when it first is released so I did not remember anything about its previews. it was not anything that I expected. I expected cute but it was better, not just cute.
it was philosophy and religion. Simon has his own philosophy about life. He challenged adults and they did not approve of it. He challenged the religious teaching that he was given, but they did not know how to handle it. it was values. Simon and Joe knew right from wrong. It was part of how they lived during the fifty's and sixty's. it was truth. At the age of twelve, physical development is natural for everyone, even for the small Simon. He could feel the urges and desires that others feel for the first time. He could sees Joe's mom as a sexual beauty and he said it. it is one of those great stories about growing up. Joe was the person who the story was really about but Joe was not the interesting character. in 1964, Joe had to grow up in many ways. Just like Simon, he was beginning to notice the opposite sex. He wanted to know more about himself and who he was. It was his best friend, Simon, who helped him to do this. It was his best friend Simon who helped him when his mother died. It was his best friend Simon who helped him when he learned the truth about his father. It was his best friend Simon who helped him realize who he was and what he could accomplish.
everyone needs a friend like Simon to grow up with, and even after Simon died, he was still part of Joe's development. everyone should see this movie once. I want to see it again and again.
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