- 1 hr 49 min
Secondhand Lions is the heart-warming story of a young boy, his eccentric uncles, and a worn-out lion. When Walter's mother abandons him, he cannot have imagined the adventures that awaited him. Self-centered and too busy chasing her own dreams to be bothered with her son, Mae leaves the dismayed boy at a remote farm to be cared for by his two uncles. She hints at a mystery and a hidden treasure. Upset by his mother's betrayal and frightened of his aloof uncles, Walter struggles to adjust to his new environment. Soon he discovers the photo of a woman hidden in his bedroom, and the mystery surrounding the two men deepens. As Walter warms to his uncles, Hub and Garth, the puzzle of the photo comes to light through the story telling of Garth. Walter's imagination soars on the wings of his uncle's words as he, and the viewers, are transported on wild adventures to Europe and Africa, while Garth relives the bygone days of the men's youths. Walter learns that Hub was in love with a princess and that the brothers had adventures that rivaled any storybook. Meanwhile, Walter has adventures of his own. The eccentric bachelors buy a lion to shoot for sport, but Walter adopts it for a pet when they discover it to be old, tired, and tame. Unwanted relatives, who have heard of a hidden treasure, come to visit in an attempt to get their names in the brothers' will, and Walter discovers a cache of money unlike anything he has ever seen. However, when Mae returns with yet another boyfriend and the story of a bank robbery, all may not be what it seems. Comedy, drama, and swashbuckling adventure combine to tell this coming of age story of a shy young lad and two tired men who discover a new world through the eyes of one another.