This dazzling comic fantasy stars popular Lindsay Lohan (THE PARENT TRAP) and top fashion model Tyra Banks (HIGHER LEARNING) in a delightfully entertaining tale of a young girl's toy that turns out to be a truly living dol... more »l! Sad and lonely after the death of her mother, Casey (Lohan) would do anything to see her again. But when a series of mystic mishaps mistakenly bring her fasion doll "Eve" (Banks) to life instead, it changes Casey's world forever! Heartwarming and lots of fun, the magical story of this happy accident captures a spirit your family will want to relive again and again!« less
Tim T. (FireflyDaddy) from IRON CITY, TN Reviewed on 8/8/2012...
Not a bad show at all. Funny thing is the kid did better job acting then the adults. The core actors the girl her father and the doll where okay or better but when they interacted outside the circle of those three the magic fluttered.
Good story though. A girl to old for dolls and a tomboy gets a doll. Missing her mom she uses a magic book to raise her from the dead but a miss hap brings the doll to life instead. The doll of course is a fashion doll so she's good looking. And though shallow a likable sort. As the story rolls on we see more and more her mom is not the only one she is missing. Her dad isn't always there and she is withdrawing from her friends. The doll seems to care but the kid feels the doll is trying to replace her mom, and resents it. More problems ensure when she finds the book she needs to send the doll back won't be in till she can't send her back ever and the doll line is closing down. They are pulling the dolls from the shelves. Everything is coming to a head and all three of the key people need each other and they each worry about what they will loose if they are there.
I hate spoilers so I'll let you watch it to see what happens.
Not sure I like the occult books. But everything else was clean and well with in christian bounds, and suitable for kids.
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There's life in "Life-Size"
Gordon Kearns | St. Louis,, MO USA | 06/08/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Two things happened on the way to what was meant to be a typically upbeat, light-hearted, happy-ending Disney production. First, they gave it a poignant, very human story-line: the difficulties a man and his daughter have in coping with the traumatic death of his wife and her mother. Second, they cast Lindsay Lohan as the thirteen year old daughter. The ability to bring depth to a character in a lighthearted comedy is perhaps as much or greater a challenge than in a serious drama (check out Roddy McDowell's performance as the butler in "Overboard"). Miss Lohan has accomplished this twice in as many movie roles - or should I say three times, considering the two subtly different personalities she carved out of the twins in "Parent Trap". In "Life-size" she brought life to a doll, but more important she brought life to what could easily have been an adolescent stereotype. The control she has over her facial expressions is fantastic. A light roll of the eyes, a krinkle at the corner of her mouth, a guilty grin open up little windows that bring reality to the heart of her character. It's worth the price of the video to experience the sparkle of Tyra Banks, the sensitivity of Jere Burns, but most of all to witness another example of Lindsay Lohan's masterful acting talent. Buy it or rent it, but see "Life Size"."
I laughed, I cried, I watched it again and again!
ice cream eater | United States | 05/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Life-Size is one of those rare movies that has a little bit of something for everybody. From halarious scenes (When Eve breaks a nail and sks if she'll be thrown away) to touching scenes (When Eve becomes the friend Casey needs), you will love Life-Size. Casey is a 14 year old girl who's mother recently passed away and father is often not around. Using a magic spell book, she tries to bring her mom back to life, but when her Eve doll gets brought to life, Casey has to fix it. Casey basicaly keeps to herself and tries to push everyone else away from her. When Casey is finally able to open up to Eve and her father, your sure to have a smile on your face! Lindsay Lohan (Parent Trap) and supermodel Tyra Banks give excellent performances. This is only Lindsay's second movie, but I can't wait to see what she'll do in the future. This price is great. My only gripe is that the only special features are audio options."
Charming and funny!
Gordon Kearns | 10/06/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I loved Life-Size! It's one of my favorite movies! A great performance by Lindsay Lohan. There were only a couple things I don't like, like when the girl trips in the middle of the road, she just sits there and covers her face instead of getting up and running. Tyra Banks did a great job at acting like a stupid barbie doll. It was funny when she made a fool of herself like when she tells her date, "Did you know I'm anatomically correct?" I love this movie!"
Spinner | New Jersey | 07/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Casey Stewart (Lindsay Lohan, The Parent Trap) is having a tough teenage life. Her mother has recently passed away, and her father, Ben (Jere Burns) is always busy. He always tries to make it to her football games, but he always misses them. Casey feels that the answer to all her problems would be to bring her mother back to life.Casey is given a birthday gift by Ben's co-worker, Drew (Anne Marie Loder), and the gift is an Eve doll which doesn't really interest Casey. When Casey tries to cast a spell to bring her mother back to life, she accidentaley brings back to life the Eve doll. Now, Eve (Tyra Banks, Halloween: Resurrection) is a human with the thoughts of a doll. Casey thinks this is terrible...but it gets even worse when she realizes that her dad has gotten a crush on the doll.LIFE-SIZE is such an entertaining movie. It is a great movie for the entire family. Not only was there an excellent script, but the actors were wonderful--especially Lindsay Lohan and Tyra Banks. Each scene was full of humor, especially when Eve was a complete idiot. Despite the comedy of the movie, the end was very sad and could make anyone cry. I recommend this movie to anyone...even to people who hate dolls."
I Loved It
ice cream eater | 01/16/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"i am 17 now but i first watched the the film when i was 10. i absolutely loved it and went on amazon recently to try and find it again. it was so cheap so i bought it and although i thought that maybe as im older now i wouldnt enjoy i absolutely did STILL! me my momma and dad and sister watched it and we really liked it. buy it,it's worth it however im not too sure if my dad loved it"