Secondhand Lions (2003)
Pretty good movie overall. First half was nothing special but it got better as it went along.
It's an amazing and heartbreaking story.
There's no way I can possibly love it entirely but I just think its ridiculously bad, but enjoyable at the same time.
This is actually a endearing film, sure it might not be all that realistic but endearing never the less. This is probably the movie where Haley Joel Osment was at his peak. Then his career took a nose dive, not because he isn't a talented actor, but because of genetics. It also has Robert Duvall and Michael Caine in it, it just can't go wrong with that combination. The plot is about a boy seeking a loving family and two retired old men seeking purpose and relevancy. This film sort of reminded me of "Princess Bride" except without the focus being on the romance. This movie delves into the history and adventures of the past while showing the build up and relationship between a boy and two old retired men. Overall, this is a dry movie, but it's a very watchable dry movie that I don't regret checking out.8/10
After long time, I watch this movie recently in 2015 and the movie is still outstanding. Probably the best idea, story and characters that made into family movie. Really enjoy this movie. Robert Duvall and Michael Caine as usual always play charismatic character and humorist at the same time.Haley Joel also as usual play the character who in the middle of inner conflict of trust with himself and his mom, but eventually could solve based on his experience with his uncles.Very recommended movie for family and all age, and maybe never get bored to watch this movie for the second and third time.
Is it a comedy movie?Is it an action flick?Is it a drama?Coming of age?Outdoor adventure?Is it a family movie?Is it a guy flick?THE ANSWER IS YES!This is a movie that contains the magic of any big time classic EVER made. The cast, the story, the locations, the plot, the acting etc etc... did I mention the cast? Unless you are someone born without a heart... you cannot dislike this movie. Watch it once every few months and it will cure what ails ya!
Even though I watch a whole lot of movies, almost everything that has a rating of 6.8 or above, surprisingly, this is my first and only review in IMDb, written to appreciate a gem of a film which deserves to be watched by everyone. The comedy in this movie is a class apart. And apart from laughing like crazy, you will also learn a thing or two about living life king size and taking it easy. Its like; at the beginning you have no clue what the movie is gonna be about, and then as the movie progresses, the characters and storyline absorbs you in a tale of classic adventure of two country wise guys teaching a kid the fun of living life with heart, passion and to the fullest. The performances are believable! The tale is extraordinary! This movie can definitely be watched with family, friends or with your girl on a happy date. Cheers!