In this family-friendly comedy drama, Walter (Haley Joel Osment) is a shy and bookish boy just short of his teens whose mother impulsively decides to leave him for the summer with his eccentric grand-uncles, Hub (Robert Duvall) and Garth (Michael Caine). Walter isn't especially happy about being left in the middle of Texas with two old men, while ...Read MoreIn this family-friendly comedy drama, Walter (Haley Joel Osment) is a shy and bookish boy just short of his teens whose mother impulsively decides to leave him for the summer with his eccentric grand-uncles, Hub (Robert Duvall) and Garth (Michael Caine). Walter isn't especially happy about being left in the middle of Texas with two old men, while Hub and Garth aren't too pleased to be stuck minding a boy, especially one who isn't accustomed to hunting, fishing, or firearms. When Walter starts hearing local gossip about his uncles' wild and wooly pasts, he begins asking a few questions, and while Hub and Garth don't enjoy having the boy poking into their pasts, as they start telling tales of their youthful adventures, they find themselves itching for some new adventures in their lives. Soon Walter is a semi-willing accomplice as his elderly guardians rediscover the wild, impulsive spirit of youth. Secondhand Lions was produced in part by the well-respected visual effects house Digital Domain, who also helped create the imagery for the film's flashback sequences. Mark Deming, RoviRead Less
Really warm story about two curmudgeons who end up with their grand nephew dropped in their laps to raise. Very entertaining movie.
Just wish that I had NOT bought the "mini" DVD. It's a pain to have to change the disk in the middle of a scene.
Oct 7, 2009
Unusual and Entertaining
I thoroughly enjoyed this film. I felt like all of the characters were really well cast. The story line was definitely unusual, but it was unusual in a good way. It was very entertaining and is definitely worth it to purchase the movie.
May 7, 2009
The movie is one of the best I have seen. It is also a very interesting adaptation of Don Quixote: check it out. It is very worth the couple hours to watch it.
Apr 2, 2009
Positively the funniest movie I have seen in years. In fact it is so good I had a copy sent to relatives. It rates 5 stars and 2 thumbs-up!
Mar 5, 2009
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the movie in spite of the fact that we don't particularly like comedy. It was quite entertaining. We have two friends that have adopted the name for themselves and we bought the movie to see what it was all about. It fit them to a tee! I highly recommend this movie for someone who wants to watch a no-brainer that leaves you with a warm happy feeling.