International superstar Bruce Willis (UNBREAKABLE, THE SIXTH SENSE), along with Lily Tomlin (9 TO 5, TEA WITH MUSSOLINI), Emily Mortimer (SCREAM 3, NOTTING HILL), and newcomer Spencer Breslin star in the hilarious and hear... more »twarming comedy DISNEY'S THE KID. Successful, high-powered Russ Duritz (Willis) has spent all of his incredibly empty life forgetting the child he used to be -- until one day, he meets him face-to-face! Thinking this kid is a hallucination, Russ does everything he can to make him go away. But 8-year-old Rusty (Breslin), who's anything but happy that he grows up to be a loser without real meaning in his life, can't leave -- at least not yet. At once funny and charming, DISNEY'S THE KID is a magical comedy that's filled with adult-sized laughs.« less
Michelle H. (snoozemouse) from CHEYENNE, WY Reviewed on 6/5/2010...
This is a great adult and kid movie...we just love it.
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Carol T. (mamatraub) from SACRAMENTO, CA Reviewed on 1/6/2010...
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Mary C. from STERLING HTS, MI Reviewed on 9/21/2009...
I have watched this movie a few years back. I think this is a wonderful, fanciful feel good movie. I personally enjoyed seeing Bruce Willis in this genre. It is fanciful!! I will give it that, but is a movie about finding the missing pieces from childhood and correcting them.
Larry W. (Blackettle) from NAMPA, ID Reviewed on 7/25/2009...
I love Bruce Willis in many of his movies, this is not his best showcase. This is a great movie with many laughs and some fun insites. The banter is whitty and the pace of the movie unrushed. My negitive's are the sloppy segways, reaction shots of Mr Willis and while the movie is a comedy, Mr. Willis is more the stright man then the comedy lead. I'm not a fan of the child actor but he does a good enough job. I felt a little confused as to who was going to be the romantiac interest and the ending needed a make over. Overall this is a good movie and worth a credit to see.
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What are you gonna do with your life??!!
Michelle K. Rogers | Land Downunder | 09/29/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Well, this movie has Bruce Willis starring in it, so from the very start, you know that it's definitely not going to be bad. This was the first Disney movie I've seen in a long time. It was strange to hear words like "jerk" and phrases such as "holy smokes" instead of the more commonly-used swearing we always hear in movies! I liked the premise of the story, since I've often wished I could meet mini-me, so I went along to check it out.I thought it was going just okay, until I started crying just that little bit! It really makes you think about your own life, and how being an adult can eliminate your dreams... if you let it. Sometimes you have to think about, and allow yourself to remember the negative events that occurred in your past, in order to get over it, forgive yourself and move on.The kid wasn't annoying, so that was a bonus too! Brucey Baby, of course, was in amazing form. A great movie for the whole family, as they say!"
A Great Kids Movie that Adults Will Love, Too!
Cynthia Sue Larson | San Francisco bay area, CA USA | 11/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THE KID tells a story about a workaholic man, Russ Duritz, (Bruce Willis) who thinks his life is humming along just great, yet who claims the questionable distinction of being called a jerk several times by many different people in the same day. Full of his own sense of self-importance, Russ would prefer to spend time with his wealthy clients with questionable ethics than with his own parents. Things change overnight when Russ finds himself face-to-face with his chubby, long-forgotten childhood self, Rusty (Spencer Breslin). This movie is laugh-out-loud funny in several places, including one hysterical scene in which Russ (Bruce Willis) asks his secretary, played by Lily Tomlin, to help make young Rusty vanish. As Russ begins to accept that Rusty will be with him for some time, he begins to take a closer look at his life. Little by little, Russ starts to find value in a past that he had long forgotten and repressed, and his love life even benefits from this introspection.While the supernatural/mysterious nature of what is happening is never fully explained, the significance of it becomes clearer by the end of the film -- yet this film never for a minute bogs down in sappy sentimentality or false emotions. In fact, this movie is one of those rare screen gems you'll find yourself wanting to see again and again -- a perfect selection to get on DVD!"
A TERRIFIC FILM FOR ALL!
Michael Crane | Orland Park, IL USA | 08/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really don't watch too many Disney movies anymore, now being all grown up, but I saw the previews for "Disney's The Kid", and it looked pretty good. It wasn't pretty good, it was terrific!Bruce Willis stars as Russ, an image consultant who's grumpier than Scrooge. He simply has no respect for anyone else, and hates a whiner. (Favorite line: Somebody call the whaaambulance!) He has also done his best to foget his childhood.That all changes when he is visited by an eight year old boy. A boy who seems very familar. As it turns out, the kid is Russ at age eight, visiting him from the past. Russ starts to think that he is losing it and has no idea what to do with the kid.They start to get along, and Russ starts to remember a few things from childhood. Later on, he figures out that the kid is there to help him remember something, something that has been long forgotten."Disney's The Kid" is a wonderful film, and didn't get the attention it should have since it was a "Disney" flick. Don't let the "Disney" logo fool you. This is a funny and touching film for audlts and children. This is another easy five out of five."
A Disney Movie That Doesn't Act Disney
Kevin T. Rodriguez | Citrus Heights, CA United States | 08/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a Disney movie that was reserved for the adults and I was glad for it. Unlike Flubber which had a huge star and very sorry story. The movie had lot's of laugh's but very annoying cast and such. Which is why I approched this movie VERY CAREFULLY only to find out there was no need to worry! The story was great, humor clean and funny, no annoying chariter's, and it was made for the ADULTS! Something a movie with the Disney logo never useally does. This movie is well worth the price of admition and my five stars!"
C. A. Luster | Burke, VA USA | 01/23/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fun movie with Bruce Willis going from an overly serious businessman to a guy that can have fun with a spouse and dog. All thanks to his older self sending his younger self his kid self. His kid self teaches him many of the things he had forgotten about his childhood. It makes him realize he is now to tough on himself and those around him. Reminded me of another entertaining Disney movie "The Blue Yonder" which unfortunately isn't on DVD yet. In that one a kid travels in time to help his great great grandfather. Overall this is a well rounded family movie and will appeal to most fans of Disney movies or light romantic comedies. Good quality DVD with no extras. Fair replayability."