An oldie but a goody!I watched this movie when it was first released in 1992 with my youngest son. He was 13 at the time and is now 30...my how time flies! Anyway, it was a film which really touched us both. I feel it expresses in a very moving way the journey from childhood joy and innocence... to the adult world of painful dysfunction inflicted on two young boys by an alcoholic stepfather. The way the boys use their wonderful imaginations, and their strong bond of love to survive and support one another is both emotional and touching. A real life fantasy which, although we know the boys dream to be impossible, is somehow made believable when seen through the eyes of those that believe. When I purchased this film recently I had forgotten quite how much impact it had on me all those years ago, and when I watched it with my partner a few weeks ago I realized that it affects and impacts all age groups. He will be 77 this month and we shed tears together...just like my 13 year old and I did in 1992.
i saw this film a while ago... and recognised Elijah Wood in it.. hes a great actor now, and he was even good in this film which he made when he was probably about 7 or something.. i think this is a really good film if you like the 'weepies' because it has you quite 'teary', overall its a really great film and you should watch it!!!!!
abuse is abuse how ever you wrap it up,here its handled well,the story of stepdad taking a dislike to one of his stepsons,and the boy looking for a way out and finding it in the flyer is touching ,this is good little movie