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
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Set in Texas in the 1950s, SECONDHAND LIONS tells the touching story of Walter (Haley Joel Osment), a shy teenager sent to stay with two estranged uncles for the summer. Various rumors surround the two uncles (played by Robert Duvall and Michael Caine), mostly because the duo have only recently resurfaced into family life after 40 years spent carrying out misdeeds and illicit activities. The one fact about the men, of which Walter's mom is only too aware, is that they appear to be extremely wealthy, having stashed over one million dollars in cash at an undisclosed location. After initially balking at Walter's inherent shyness and nervous disposition, the two men soon warm to the child, and proceed to tell him some incredible tales of their adventures.
New. Brand new and factory sealed. Perfect gift giving condition. Expedited and International orders welcome. Description: For young Walter, being stuck on his ¿crazy¿ uncles' farm is the last place on earth he wants to spend the summer. First, shocked by their unconventional behavior, including ordering an African lion through the mail, Walter soon gets caught up in ther mysterious past. The rumors that his uncles were bank robbers or maybe even worse are hard to believe, but they do seem to have an endless supply of cash! Little by little, an amazing story comes to life-filled with adventures in exotic lands involving kidnapped princesses, Arabian sheiks and lost treasure. These tales not only bring him closer to his uncles but also teach him what it means to believe in something¿whether it's true or not.
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.