The Kid


D: Jon Turtletaub

Buena Vista/Disney (Hunt Lowry, Arnold Rifkin, Christina Steinberg, Jon Turtletaub & David Willis)

US 2000

104 mins


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.


Bruce Willis & Spencer Breslin in The Kid
Bruce Willis & Spencer Breslin in The Kid