A terribly low-brow film that partially redeems itself through its enjoyable top-notch cast. Elijah Wood stars as the "perfect kid" who excels in sports, academics, arts and manners. Everybody in the world appreciates him; that is, except for his parents. So he divorces them and sets out to find new ones. However, in the event that he isn't in his new parent's arms by Labor Day, he gets sent to an orphanage. It ought to be enough to please the kiddies, but parent's don't have much to look forward to. The jokes and the plot are pathetic, but the wide range of stars are otherwise worth the while.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Elijah Wood, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Bruce Willis, Jon Lovitz, Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, Kathy Bates, Faith Ford, Graham Greene, Reba McEntire, John Ritter, Abe Vigoda, Kelly McGillis, Alexander Godunov, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, Ben Stein

Directed by:

Rob Reiner


1994 comedy

Rated PG.


Don Ignacio's score: C+

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