Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 2000. Chester Films Inc., Junction, Walt Disney Pictures. Screenplay by Audrey Wells. Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr.. Produced by Hunt Lowry, Christina Steinberg, Jon Turteltaub. Music by Marc Shaiman. Production Design by Garreth Stover. Costume Design by Gloria Gresham. Film Editing by Peter Honess, David Rennie.
Delightful comedy romp about a middle-aged image consultant with no hope (Bruce Willis) who suddenly gets a jolt in his system when he’s visited by himself as a child (Spencer Breslin). The little tyke inspires Willis to start searching through his childhood to discover where things went wrong. With a script by Audrey Wells, the film is at times quite moving, though a bit too highbrow for a movie marketed at children and therefore will not necessarily work for the under fifteen set. Jean Smart outright steals the show in her small cameo as a television reporter who taps Willis for advice from time to time.