Disney's The Kid

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Disney's The Kid ★★ 2000 (PG)

Cynical 40-year-old Willis comes face-to-face with his 8-year-old self (Breslin), who wants to know how he grew up to become such a jerk. It's Disney, so there are Important Lessons to be learned, and dramatic changes in behavior to be witnessed, but Breslin, Willis, and Tomlin as his assistant, make the schmaltz bearable with excellent performances. Wells' sophisticated, funny script helps smooth out Turtletaub's heavy-handed direction. 104m/C VHS, DVD . Bruce Willis, Emily Mortimer, Jean Smart, Spencer Breslin, Chi McBride, Lily Tomlin, Dana Ivey, Daniel von Bargen, Nicholas Chinlund; D: Jon Turteltaub; W: Audrey Wells; C: Peter Menzies Jr.; M: Jerry Goldsmith.