The Kid

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"Nobody ever grows up quite like they imagined."
  • PG
  • 2000
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 6.1  (43,853)
  • 45

The Kid is a heartwarming and comedic family film released in 2000, directed by Jon Turteltaub and starring Bruce Willis, Spencer Breslin and Emily Mortimer. It centers around a workaholic image consultant named Russ Duritz (Bruce Willis) who is constantly consumed with his job and his clients. Russ is wealthy, but his life is lacking in purpose, and he is haunted by the memory of a bully from his childhood named Ralph.

One night, Russ encounters an 8-year-old version of himself named Rusty (Spencer Breslin) in his house. Russ is initially confused and disbelieving, but soon realizes that he is in the presence of his younger self. The two engage in a series of humorous and emotional interactions, with Rusty serving as a mirror to Russ's unfulfilled life. They go on adventures, play pranks on Russ's co-workers, and confront Russ's bullying past.

Through his conversations with Rusty, Russ begins to realize the depth of his unhappiness and the importance of reconnecting with his younger self. Meanwhile, Russ's assistant Amy (Emily Mortimer) begins to understand the bond between Russ and Rusty, and becomes a pivotal figure in their journey.

The movie takes a dramatic turn when Rusty reveals a life-changing secret that forces Russ to confront the choices he has made and the person he has become. The film explores themes of identity, regret, and the importance of childhood, and balances comedic moments with emotional depth.

The performances in The Kid are outstanding, especially from Spencer Breslin, who gives an exceptional portrayal of an innocent and curious child with a wise outlook on life. Bruce Willis gives one of his most heartfelt and nuanced performances, showcasing his range as an actor. Emily Mortimer is also excellent in her role as Russ's assistant and friend, adding a touch of warmth and sincerity to the film.

The film's pacing and direction are strong, with well-placed flashbacks and a seamless blend of humor and drama. The Kid is a perfect family film that will appeal to both adults and children alike. It is a beautifully crafted story that reminds us of the power of childhood, the importance of family, and the beauty of self-discovery.

Overall, The Kid is a touching and sincere story that earns its place as a classic family film. It is a film that will stay with you long after the credits roll, and a testament to the power of reconnecting with our younger selves.

The Kid is a 2000 fantasy movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1 and a MetaScore of 45.

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  • Runtime
    1 hr 44 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (43,853)
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