Having recovered from wounds received in a failed rescue operation, Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids' house.
Russ Duritz (Bruce Willis) is a wealthy L.A. image consultant, but as he nears 40, he's cynical, dogless, chickless, estranged from his father (Daniel von Bargen), and he has no memories of his childhood. One night he surprises an intruder (Spencer Breslin), who turns out to be a kid, almost 8 years old. There's something oddly familiar about the chubby lad, whose name is Rusty. The boy's identity sparks a journey into Russ's past that the two of them take - to find the key moment that has defined who Russ is. Two long-suffering women look on with disbelief: Russ's secretary, Janet(Lily Tomlin), and his assistant, the lovely Amy, to whom Rusty takes a shine. What, and who, is at the end of this journey?Written by
The Kid is a funny film that brings us a Bruce Willis in a totally new kind of role for him. Bruce is an adult without a wife or family, without becoming what he wanted, but very very rich. Oh, and also without a dog. Everything's normal til one day a kid enters his house. Who? The adult at the age of 8. The kid hepls Bruce understanding the real values of life and manages to change him into a better person.
Bruce plays for the first time in a film like this. He's great as Russ, the rich guy in search for the "better he". But the MVP of the film is definetely Norman Spencer, the kid. He is adorable. And most of all, he acts very very well.
Still it's predictable and the ending is not as good as i expected. Also a few questions remain unanswered.
All in all, The Kid is a good comedy, for both kids and adults, a family movie that will make you think. Think about your life, what you've accomplished.
Vote: 6.5 out of 10.
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