THE KID (aka DISNEY'S THE KID) (PG)
D: Jon Turtletaub
Buena Vista/Disney (Hunt Lowry, Arnold Rifkin, Christina
Steinberg, Jon Turtletaub & David Willis)
W: Audrey Wells
DP: Peter Menzies, Jr.
Ed: Peter Honess & David Rennie
Mus: Marc Shaiman
Bruce Willis (Russ Duritz), Spencer Breslin (Young Russ),
Emily Mortimer (Amy), Lily Tomlin (Janet), Chi McBride (Kenny)
Disney's The Kid is a Disney movie. That's important to know
for some reason. This "It's A Wonderful Life" style family movie stars Bruce Willis as an image consultant who comes face-to-face with his younger self, who acts as a conscience so he can change
his obnoxious ways for the better. Strangely, other characters are able to see the kid as well, where the film may have worked much better if it was only Bruce who could see his younger
counterpart giving him wise advice.
Simplistic, but perfectly watchable, although the annoying
music score which plays throughout may have you wanting to tear your ears off.
Remember, it's a Disney movie.