See how 89% of users like this movie? Listen to them. Now let me give you a disclaimer, if you hate musicals you may not have to much fun, but if musicals only sometimes annoy you, you will be amused. If you like or love musicals, welcome to heaven. Movie was a critical and box office flop, but it gained a cult following and is now a show on Broadway. A young Christian Bale leads a very fun cast on an entertaining romp thru the Newsboy strike that changed the child labor laws to the way we know today. Just so you know, before this parts of America pretty much ran on Sweat shops. The songs are catchy, the period sets and costumes are transportive, and the young cast includes David Moscow(little Hanks in Big) and Max Casella(Doogie Howser's best friend Vinny Delpino) and veterans Ann Margret, Bill Pullman and Robert Duvall.