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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
Mild violence, including a playground scuffle with bullies.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
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Some mild language.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Character asks for strong medication and takes all the pills at once.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie has some rude and PG-rated language, a school-yard scuffle, a sad off-screen death, and a parent-child confrontation that may be upsetting. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Bruce Willis has great talent as an actor and enough charm to keep him on the A-list despite a few clunkers, but he is simply the best there is when he plays opposite a child actor. There's a reason for the legendary advice to stay away from kids and animals on stage, because they draw all the attention away from even the most accomplished adult performer. Some actors who appear with kids can't resist showing off or trying to out-adorable them. But Willis treats his kid costars as though they are the only two people in the world. He is not afraid to let the child actors get the attention. The result is two terrific performances at the heart of a surprisingly funny and endearing movie, which also is very funny and genuinely insightful.
THE KID is a Disney movie, and it has an old-fashioned Disney ending. Only the hardest hearts will refuse to be warmed.
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