I expected this, based on other reviews, to be a period piece, a moving, boy's coming of age hearwarming story within a WWII family. Having grown up myself during the era, I can only say that if there were dysfunctional families like this "Wizard's," I surely never met any of them. Recalling Lucas Hass's outstanding childhood performances in other roles, both my husband and I expected a good deal more, and although there was nothing wrong with his performance, or anyone else's, there was a good deal amiss..
This is one of the first to go into my personal movie collection and it remains one of my favorites. It's in the top twenty favorites of ~ 1,300 movies. Someone is missing the boat by not releasing it in DVD format.I have upgraded most of my early addition VHS movies to DVD or BRD and I find that watching VHS is barely tolerable. This movie is one for which I gladly make the sacrifice (while mumbling my complaint about not being able to buy a digital version).So if you still have the capability and on occas..
This is a great movie starring Lukas Haas and Lea Thompson about a child during World War 2 who moves into a small Vermont town with his eccentric Grandparents who rebels at first but then likes his newly found situation with trials and tribulations along the way.It's a must see!!