Children on Their Birthdays (2002)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  18 October 2002 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 478 users  
Reviews: 31 user | 6 critic

12 year old Lily Bobbit moves to Medda, Ala, and immediately makes an impression on the residents when she and her friends team up to outsmart a con man, the town is changed forever.



(short story),
Watch Trailer
0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

1 win. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Zachary Beaver, a sideshow attraction known as the world's fattest boy, arrives in the sleepy town of Granger, Texas.

Director: John Schultz
Stars: Jonathan Lipnicki, Cody Linley, Jesse Pennington
A Christmas Memory (TV Movie 1997)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried. ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Jordan
Stars: Patty Duke, Piper Laurie, Jeffrey DeMunn
The Nightmare Room (TV Series 2001)
Family | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Anthology series centered on teens facing supernatural threats, many based on the books by R.L. Stine.

Stars: James Avery, Keiko Agena, Kyle Gibson
Chasing 3000 (2010)
Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two brothers drive across country to see their hero, Roberto Clemente, get his 3000th hit.

Director: Gregory J. Lanesey
Stars: Ray Liotta, Rory Culkin, Trevor Morgan
Like Mike (2002)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A 14-year-old orphan becomes an NBA superstar after trying on a pair of sneakers with the faded initials "M.J." inside.

Director: John Schultz
Stars: Shad Moss, Jonathan Lipnicki, Morris Chestnut


Cast overview, first billed only:
Elinore Murphy (as Sheryl Lee Diamond)
Speedy Thorne
Lionel Quince
Joe Pichler ...
Mrs. Bobbit
Brazhal Brewer ...
Rosalba Cat
Marilyn Dodds Frank ...
Mrs. Quince
Ritch Brinkley ...
Acey Trump
Lucina Paquet ...
Mrs. Sawyer
Paul Quaintance ...
Pastor Williams
Cora Mae
Cynthia Baker ...
Ada Willingham (as Cynthia Barker)


In the summer of 1947, a mysterious thirteen-year-old girl, accompanied by her mute mother, seemingly appears from nowhere. When two thirteen-year-old boys fall deeply in love with her, they find themselves on a collision course with one another that could not only destroy their friendship, but take the tiny town of Medda, Alabama with them. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


These Kids Will Change Their Town Forever See more »


Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

18 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A városi lány  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

| |


See  »

Did You Know?


Joe Pichler's last film role. See more »


References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


I Have to Dream
Written by J.D. Hinton (as JD Hinton), Rick Solem, and Ross Vannelli
Performed by Jennifer Newman Sharpe
Published by Wide Brim Music, Go Deep Music, Rockwood Music, and Sun and Shadow Music (BMI)
Produced by Ross Vannelli
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A children's fable.
17 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

A children's fable. Lacking the harshness and showing to much love you would find in the real world. Where people say what they should and refrain from what they shouldn't say. No one ends up with their first choice of who they want to be with but end up with something almost as good and that is better than you would find except in a fable. In a small southern town in summer where bad things are easily made better if not good. It's a children's fable. It was a pleasant and almost to sweet a movie.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Ghastly? No. alanjunior
Not a bad movie but over-rated prettypinkwhitelilies
miscast role sh6069
FINALLY! prettypinkwhitelilies
Unbelivable Reviews dr_mark_a_horn
Soundtrack... belac77
Discuss Children on Their Birthdays (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: