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Simon Birch (1998)


Simon Birch was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thinks God made him this way for a reason and highly believes in God. Together, Joe and Simon go on a journey of trust and friendship to find the answers to many things. Their friendship is put to the test when some unfortunate events happen.

Simon Birch (1998)

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Released Year: 1998
Runtime: 114 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Directors: Mark Steven Johnson

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Simon Birch was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thinks God made him this way for a reason and highly believes in God. Together, Joe and Simon go on a journey of trust and friendship to find the answers to many things. Their friendship is put to the test when some unfortunate events happen.

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Reviews


78
Austin Chronicle - Unnamed
Only masterful performances keep this frankly sentimental film from foundering in a sea of syrup.
75
Christian Science Monitor - David Sterritt
The movie is lively, funny, and endearing until melodramatics and sentimentality take over in the last few scenes.
70
Chicago Reader - Lisa Alspector
This friendly, briefly exciting story (1998), inspired by John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany, achieves a nice balance between caricature and nuanced characterization and even manages not to be cloying.
60
Dallas Observer - Unnamed
The film is a feeble shadow of a book that won over even those of us who are no special fans of Irving -- it's probably his funniest, least self-conscious work.
60
TV Guide Magazine - Ken Fox
Irving's dead-serious sense of spiritual purpose is here replaced with weepy sentiment and saccharine comedy. But knee-deep in syrup, the film manages to stand on its own -- mainly due to a terrific performance from young Smith and a host of winning supporting players.

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