This is a humorous and heartfelt coming-of-age story about three unlikely heroes and the winter that changed their lives forever. After a surprising discovery in the snow catapults three ...
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A cowardly boy, who buries himself in accident statistics, enters a library to escape a storm, only to be transformed into an animated illustration by the Pagemaster. He has to work through obstacles from classic books to return to real-life.
This is a humorous and heartfelt coming-of-age story about three unlikely heroes and the winter that changed their lives forever. After a surprising discovery in the snow catapults three small-town boys into the spotlight, the best friends hatch a plan to be remembered forever by setting a Guinness World Records title. Along the way, the trio battles schoolyard bullies, unites their community and discovers that, while fame may be fleeting, true friendship lasts forever. The film stars Bobby Coleman (The Last Song (2010)), Ray Liotta (Wild Hogs (2007)), Bobb'e J. Thompson (Role Models (2008)), Josh Flitter (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Jr. (2009)) and Christopher Lloyd (the Back to the Future trilogy).
At the end of the scene where Billy (Bobby Coleman), Howard (Bobb'e J. Thompson), and Lucas (Christian Martyn) are watching the television news report of a body being found in the snow (06:22 to 08:54), Robert Kirbyson mentions in the DVD director's commentary, that Christian Martyn's real mother, Lori, is playing his screen mom. She spent February and March of 2009 in Park City, Utah, with Christian, until filming wrapped. See more »
At 45:07 when a girl in the background bumps a snowman, it rocks briefly because many of the snowmen were Styrofoam shells, open from the back, held down by cinder blocks. See more »
[24:50, in graveyard]
So you're not scared at all?
Of stepping on dead people? No.
No, of what's gonna happen to you when you die.
Well, what's that supposed to mean? I'm definitely going to Heaven. My parents make me go to church and everything.
That doesn't mean you get to go automatically. That's what my mom says,
I do get to go automatically, 'cause I'm a kid. Kids don't even have to be that good. It's like a rule.
Oh, right. Like dogs.
What? Dogs do not go to Heaven.
Yeah? All dogs go to ...
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not for everyone -- semi sweet semi sad, some brilliant elements... and it all ends gloriously! Great job. Great story. Reminded me -- there is life, after life.
(And altho' you can't take the "things" of this world with you – You can take the person next to you by helping them find life, after life. That's what Billy Kirkfield learns – you can take the person sitting next to you – a son, a daughter, a sister, brother – a friend, by pouring our "spirit" – our lives, into another – we can take them with us on the journey beyond this life).
Christopher Lloyd who plays a caretaker in the movie is EXCELLENT – and talks to the heroes - - 3 fifth grade boys intent on setting a world record. And he asks them how this setting a record, makes other people happy? He tells the boys of attending a lot of funerals and that when people talk about living a good life its not so much what we do or did that matters as to how we did it. That being a good person may be a purpose all in itself. Being a friend – even to someone who doesn't want to be friends.
Isn't that after all what the greatest teacher of all modeled? Highly recommend. Great film.
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