Chris Nielsen dies in an accident, and enters Heaven. But when he discovers that his beloved wife Annie has killed herself out of grief over the loss, he embarks on an afterlife adventure to reunite with her.
Cuba Gooding Jr.,
Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their shared past and renewing their bond.
Francis Ford Coppola
The movie is about a boy with a unique aging disorder: one that makes him age 4 times faster than normal. It picks up when Jack (Robin Williams) is 10 years old, but looks 40. He tries to go to public school for the first time, and to become friends with kids his own age. His physical appearance causes him lots of problems, however.Written by
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When Lawrence Woodruff visits Jack and his friends at their tree house he spots a genuine Cuban Partagas cigar box. He is disappointed to find it filled with toys, not cigars. Bill Cosby and Francis Ford Coppola are avid cigar smokers in real life. See more »
Jack's shirt turns red when leaving school on the day of the basketball game. See more »
[Jack, with the appearance of a 72-year old but only 18 years old, arrives at his graduation ceremony]
[addressing the audience]
Ladies and gentleman, it is my honor to introduce this year's valedictorian, Jack Charles Powell.
[a round of applause approves of this choice]
[taking the stand]
Thank you, Aristotle.
[Due to his aged condition he has to take out spectacles to read the speech]
Yo Jack, go get 'em!
I got it, Eric. I'm cool... I don't have very much time these days so I'll make it quick. ...
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The initial end credits list the actors as clips of each one is shown. However, when Robin Williams is listed, a clip of Jack as a baby is shown. See more »
This could have been an absolutely wonderful film, but due to a one big criticism it remains a nice film, in all the bog-standard sense of the word.
Robin Williams plays the part of a 10-year old trapped in a 40-year old's body, but the big problem is that we can't help but see Robin Williams himself. Anyone that has seen his stand-up comedy will know that Williams is exactly that (10 years old trapped in a body 30 years senior). Whilst his performance would have been quite believable, the film would have worked much better with a lesser-known actor (even one not known for comedy) in the role. I still cannot believe that the great FFC directed this film - it defies all movie sense. However he has done a fine job, and the cast work well together. Miss Lopez makes a very appealing schoolteacher (only in Hollywood!!), and the child actors work hard.
Good fun, but you may find yourself frustrated.
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