Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. However, he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother and sister - who all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.
A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.
Nanny McPhee arrives to help a harried young mother who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war, though she uses her magic to teach the woman's children and their two spoiled cousins five new lessons.
After receiving bad news from a fertility doctor, Cindy and Jim Green try to bury their dreams of having a child by writing out all the great traits their child would have and putting them in a box in the garden. During a freak storm in the middle of the night, they awake to find a boy named Timothy, with leaves growing from his ankles, standing in their kitchen calling them mom and dad. Cindy and Jim are thrown into the midst of parenthood and over the coming months, Timothy will teach them more than they could have imagined about being parents and raising a child, no matter how he comes into their lives. Written by
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In the soccer championship, when Jim and Cindy are urging Timothy to move his feet, the same background actor is seen simultaneously behind the couple and behind Timothy. Later, when the game is over, the same background actor is seen behind Jim and Cindy and then celebrating on the other side of the field at the goal. See more »
This was a nice little movie. The plot device is quite interesting and original, something you don't see too often any more with all the sequels and prequels and spin offs. It's home grown boy, Timothy, is played superbly! There are the requisite small town villains, good folk, and people who learn lessons along the way. It is an affirmation of life, but there is death, too. I don't think little kids will be traumatized, though.
I'd say this movie would appeal to families, including young children, and people who like happy stories with a bit of a twist. It doesn't have any sexual content or vile language. It's a bit sad in the end, but then redeems itself, too.
The message about tolerance and friendship is pure Disney...and I don't mean that in a bad way. It just isn't terribly deep and profound. It's a charming way to spend a hot afternoon in a cool theater. Just bring a tissue if you are a blubberer. I heard more than one sniff and nose blower.
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