The Kid and I

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The Kid and I ★★ 2005 (PG-13)

A film about the making of a film, built around Aaron Roman (Gores) who, although born with cerebral palsy, dreams of starring in action movies like his favorite, “True Lies.” Since his father (Mantegne) is a wealthy and powerful Los Angeles business mogul, Aaron gets his chance. Bill Williams (Arnold), whose acting career is floundering, is hired to write and co-star with Aaron. Actor Gores, who actually has cerebral palsy, is great as Aaron. Uplifting and fun, if you have a high schmaltz tolerance. 93m/C DVD . US Tom Arnold, Linda Hamilton, Henry Winkler, Richard Edson, Joe Mantegna, Shannon Elizabeth, Arielle Kebbel, Brenda Strong, Eric Gores; Cameos: Penelope Spheeris; D: Penelope Spheeris; W: Tom Arnold; C: Robert E. Seaman.