The Kid & I (2005)

The Kid & I



Critic Consensus: Well-intentioned but sappy, The Kid & I is a strange hybrid of comedy and cinema verite.

Movie Info

Bill Williams is a down-and-out actor who is unexpectedly hired to write a sequel a la "True Lies," the action film that made him famous more than a decade ago. When Bill learns that his co-star is Aaron Roman, a rich kid with no acting experience, what appeared to be the chance for a major comeback turns into a series of outlandish complications. As the duo embarks on a journey of outrageous misadventures, the unlikely pair discovers that it takes more courage to face real life challenges than … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some language, crude humor and drug references)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Tom Arnold
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 24, 2006
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as Bill Williams

as Aaron Roman

as Susan Mandeville

as Davis Roman

as Johnny Bernstein

as Guy Prince

as Shelby Roman

as Bonnie Roman

as Himself

as Goldberg

as Apartment Manager

as Fake Reporter

as Fake Reporter #2

as Blind Guy

as Penelope Spheeris
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Critic Reviews for The Kid & I

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (14)

The mesmerizingly awful The Kid & I is a historic first: a comedy about the making of a vanity production that is itself a vanity production.

December 6, 2005
New York Post
Top Critic

It's terribly uneven, it's far too corny and it's really not all that great, but it's so strange and so compelling that you have to see it.

Full Review… | December 5, 2005
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

It would be nice to say that The Kid & I delivers a heartwarming message of perseverance while showing a lighter side of Arnold and spotlighting a new star. Unfortunately, it would not be true.

Full Review… | December 2, 2005
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Tom Arnold does have talent, but some self-defeating streak keeps him from using it.

Full Review… | December 2, 2005
New York Daily News
Top Critic

What sets The Kid & I apart from most Hollywood comedies is its restraint, on the part of Arnold, both as writer and actor, as well as Spheeris. Comedy actually grows out of character and situation.

Full Review… | December 2, 2005
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

This wan attempt at inspirational comedy doesn't bother to look closely at anything.

December 2, 2005
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Kid & I

Cute and touching movie - but it was weird and seemed like it was made just like the movie in the movie...if that makes sense...

Sarah Prisbylla

Super Reviewer

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