First Kid ★★ 1996 (PG)
Formulaic “Home Alone Guarding Tess” does have its moments, but if you're over 14, probably not enough of them. Latest in a bevy of films to be inaugurated into the white hot “White House” genreofthemoment. Innocuous family comedy casts Sinbad as Sam Simms, an offbeat Secret Service agent who is given the menial job of guarding Prez's bratty son Luke (Pierce). Simms sees that Luke is merely a misunderstood misfit like himself, and helps the lad have more fun than a Presidential son is allowed. Flick's clean, inoffensive humor makes it hard to dislike. Watch for cameo from Sonny Bono. 101m/C VHS, DVD . Sinbad, Brock Pierce, James Naughton, Blake Boyd, Timothy Busfield, Art LaFleur, Robert Guillaume, Lisa Eichhorn, Zachery Ty Bryan, Bill Cobbs; D: David Mickey Evans; W: Tim Kelleher; C: Anthony B. Richmond; M: Richard Gibbs.