An 11-year-old boy who believes that he is the best detective in town runs the agency Total Failures with his best friend, an imaginary 1,500-pound polar bear.

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Tom McCarthy

Writers:

Tom McCarthy (screenplay by), Stephan Pastis (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Winslow Fegley ... Timmy Failure
Ophelia Lovibond ... Patty Failure
Wallace Shawn ... Mr. Crocus
Craig Robinson ... Mr. Jenkins
Kyle Bornheimer ... Crispin
Ai-Chan Carrier ... Corrina Corrina
Chloe Coleman ... Molly Moskins
Kei ... Rollo Tookus
Arlo Weierhauser Arlo Weierhauser ... Flo (as Caitlin Weierhauser)
Alan H. King Alan H. King ... Principal Scrimshaw
Santiago Veizaga ... Gunnar
Ruby Matenko ... Maxine Schellenberger
Sheldon Hanai ... Corrina's Dad
Rachel Bentzen Rachel Bentzen ... Corrina's Nanny
Daniel Chai ... Doctor
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An 11-year-old boy who believes that he is the best detective in town runs the agency Total Failures with his best friend, an imaginary 1,500-pound polar bear.

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some language and mild action | See all certifications »

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The movie Timmy, his mom, and Crispin are watching in the movie theater is Disney's "Up". You can tell by the music. See more »


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Never in My Wildest Dreams
performed by Dan Auerbach
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Thought it would be much better, but here "Mistakes were made" especially comedy wise. Actually, it's more drama than comedy.
29 July 2020 | by akcenatSee all my reviews

Based on a series of books by cartoonist/author Stephen Pastis, this quirky movie follows the (mis)adventures of a young boy called 'Timmy Failure'. Basically, this is a emotional drama that is trying to be cute while dealing with loss (a parent leaves by choice) and fear of future, but this entire fictional bizarre story is a bit slow and not that funny as you might think. Even if the intent of this original film is noble, a lot of its charm is lost in translation to the big screen. Besides the lack of a clear storytelling, the CGI work on the polar bear was great but that character didn't really do much. It is just OK entertainment from Disney+, no matter the film isn't your usual Disney kids movie being odd and different and just slightly entertaining. I think children aged 5 - 10 might enjoy the book more than this movie. Me personally, I thought this would be much better than it was.

Rating: 6


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Airborne See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA See more »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)
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2.39 : 1
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