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About the Movie
It's the summer of 1960 and introverted 14 year old, Walter, is unceremoniously dumped by his single mother, Mae, at the Texan farm of eccentric great uncles, Hub and Garth. Walter has never met them before, but legend has it, they were bank robbers, mafia hitmen - even Nazi war criminals. Whatever their past, one rumour is the most compelling to Mae: Hub and Garth have lots of money stashed away. So find the dough she commands. But that is the least of Walter's worries. Hub and Garth aren't exactly the welcoming types and suddenly it looks like it's going to be a long, hard summer. That is, until Walter stumbles upon a photo in an old trunk of a beautiful, exotic woman. And when he confronts Garth about it, his uncle reveals a past of incredibly exciting and daring experiences. True or not, Walter soon finds himself discovering he own sense of adventure, his own kind of happiness and life suddenly looks promising after all.
A very well presented comedy and most enjoyable. Robert Duvall and Michael Caine are brilliant in their respective roles as ageing brothers with an adventourous background, and the grand-unlce of Haley Joel Osment the shy young man with a repressive man-hoping mother who is prepared to leave her son whilst she pursues a latest flame. An interesting stylised version of the history of the uncles frequently interposes into the 1960 setting of the meeting between the nephew and his uncles. Great fun, many good laughs, and some interesting messages.
Don't miss it.
Brilliant, delightful, sad, suprising, funny and more. This ones great for the whole family. My kids are 4, 7 & 9 and watch it over and over. Even Mum and Dad love it!! Worth every cent.
Feel good movie
Splendid acting from everyone in a very well written, feel good, adventure comedy that you can show to children (despite the PG rating). It also managed some serious treatment of character without slowing down. This is how movies should be made. Well worth the 99 cents rental (as it was at the time), and I am glad iTunes reminded me how much I originally enjoyed this movie.
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 2004
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