Summary: My favorite film of all time. I remember first picking this up from Blockbuster with my parents when I was a kid, the name and DVD case intriguing me. Boy was I in for one hell of a surprise as from start to finish I was completely enraptured. To this day, I can watch this film over and over without it getting old. If you're looking for a good adventure, packed with emotional and My favorite film of all time.
Summary: Robert Duvall and Michael Caine are Hollywood legends, who prove their reputation in Secondhand Lions. It's kind of a hokie story that really only works because of its extremely talented cast. Walter is sent to spend the summer with two bizarre and distant relatives, who mysteriously left forty years earlier to travel the world, and whom returned just as mysteriously.
Summary: My family loves this movie. The story is original, acting superb and the casting is without reproach. I have recommended this to anyone looking for a good family movie at the store where I work
Pros: Broad Appeal, Emotionally Engaging, Engaging Characters, Great Cinematography, Original Story, Talented Cast
Summary: A marginally decent family film, but I certainly wouldn't watch it again without a kid in the room. Osment's ham-handed performance makes a convincing argument as to why child actors should not be elligible for Oscar nominations, showing his genius in "Sixth Sense" had to be a fluke.
Excerpt: Secondhand Lions is a great coming of age story about a young boy who gets dumped off at his 2 great uncles farm that may hold millions of dollars in stolen money. This is according to his mom and other family members who frequent the farm in search of getting a piece of the action. Michael Caine and Robert Duvall play well as aging brothers who have seen a lot in their lifetime and as they reach their twilight years just want to be left alone and die.
Summary: This was actually very good. Performances are great all-around, not to be surprising, since Michael Caine and Robert Duvall always bring their game out. Haley Joel Osment went against the new image he was creating as a family actor by portraying a character, a real character, with motivations and intentions, in a family film. It was wonderful. I expect great things from him in the future.