Written May 23, 2017
Beautiful movie, cinematography wise. Very sad, I cried (unusual for me). A bit "overstuffed" with side stories. The trouble at the pencil factory could have been left out, as well as the childhood disappointments with the grandfather.
Overall a good family movie, not so interesting for smaller children.
I would rate it a 6 on a 1 to 10 scale.
Written May 01, 2017
I liked the movie, it was very cute. The comedy was more for adults, the kids didn't get it. It was refreshing and clean. Not a must see, I wouldn't pay to go a 2nd time, but glad I saw it the first time. Tammy
Written September 03, 2012
This was a sweet film that I enjoyed. The actors all played their roles rather well, and there were no obvious flaws that I could find in the movie overall. This movie is geared toward people of all ages, I'd say, with nothing that would prevent someone of a certain age from enjoying it. It is truly a bittersweet movie about taking the good with the bad and learning to enjoy things as they last.There was a happy ending, and I loved to see the characters change from their different interactions with Timothy Green. There were some cute, funny parts that I might've watched again, but it wasn't much of a comedy. The story unfolds well and I would definitely recommend seeing this movie.
Written September 01, 2012
My kids enjoyed it. But I am spoiled by the Pixar and Dreamworks movies that can make a cross adult/kid filled gap movie. I can say with hardly a hesitation that this could have possibly been the worst movie ever. I even asked my wife just for a sanity check, same feeling. Be that as it may, there was a woman actually weeping during it, but I boldly say that it has little to do as a compliment to the movie as much as the instability of said parent. I have seen 100s if not 1000s of movies, and this one is striving for pole position (I also disliked Jack Black's Gulliver's Travels pretty hard too).
PS: I cried during ET.
Written August 20, 2012
This is an amazing family movie that all families should see! I can't wait to see it again! My kids aged 9, 12, 15 loved it too. Go see it!