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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Family Movie!

    A wonderful movie that brings imagination into reality, Secondhand Lions is a great movie to watch with the family and friends. If you loved Big Fish you'll love this! Golden Globe Winner Kyra Sedgwick does an excellent job at playing Walter's mother. She does not know how to take care of her son properly and introduces the wrong people into his life. She dumps Walter, played by young Haley Joel Osment, on Michael Caine (Garth) and Academy-Award Winning Robert Duvall (Hub), two brooding uncles who, at first, wanted nothing to do with the kid.

    Before Walter entered their lives, Garth and Hub spent their days sitting on the front porch with shotguns in their laps waiting for the next salesman to try and steal a legendary "treasure" the men possess. Throughout the movie, the bond between the uncles and their nephew grows stronger and secrets about the uncles' lives emerge. The movie flashes back through time to show adventure, love, war, courage, and the importance of family. It is like a storybook because of all of the adventures. The flashback scenes are intentionally cartoonish because it is supposed to be portrayed through Water's imagination of Garth's stories.

    The director of the movie, Tim McCanlies, is also the writer of the famous show Smallville. He created a movie that brings out the imagination in people. I have always been appreciative and critical of music scores to movies, but this movie's soundtrack impressed me. The soundtrack of the movie fits right along with the script. Patrick Doyle is an excellent music director. James Shearman created a great score to go along with the war and adventure scenes. These two paired together to make a great performance that displayed the actors perfectly. The song "Let Me In" by The Sensations was written and popularized in 1948, just around the time that the movie takes place. I personally love the blues song "Help Me" by Sonny Boy Williamson. The song's lyrics, "You got to help me I can't do it all by myself" displays the characters beautifully. Each character needs help with their relationships one way or another. They each help each other discover the lessons that they learn.

    I must say that this is one of my favorite movies to watch with my grade-school age cousins. Overall, this movie does a great job reminding us that keeping your imagination throughout life is important and old age can never stop you from making an impact in the world. "Sometimes, things may or may not be true, but it's things that a man needs to believe in the most," says Hub to young Walter regarding the stories that Garth has been telling him. For a PG-rated movie, I would say that this movie delivers a spectacular heartwarming performance that any viewer who has an imagination would enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I recommend it

    I loved this movie when I was younger and it is still one of my favorites!

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