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Overly mushy; tries too hard to pull at the heart-strings. Read critic reviews

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Simon Birch (Ian Michael Smith) and Joe Wenteworth (Joseph Mazzello) are boys who have a reputation for being oddballs. Joe never knew his father, and his mother, Rebecca (Ashley Judd), is keeping her lips sealed, no matter how much he protests. Simon, meanwhile, is an 11-year-old dwarf whose outsize personality belies his small stature. Indeed, he often assails the local reverend (David Strathairn) with thorny theological questions and joins Joe on his quest to find his biological father.

Cast & Crew

Joseph Mazzello
Joseph 'Joe' Wenteworth
Ashley Judd
Rebecca Wenteworth
Oliver Platt
Ben Goodrich
Dana Ivey
Grandmother Wenteworth
Jan Hooks
Miss Leavey
Jim Carrey
Adult Joe Wenteworth
John Baldecchi
Executive Producer
Marc Shaiman
Original Music
Aaron Schneider
Cinematographer
David Finfer
Film Editor
Barbara Cohen
Casting
David Chapman
Production Design
Dennis Davenport
Art Direction
Betsy Heimann
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Critic Reviews for Simon Birch

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (18)

Audience Reviews for Simon Birch

  • Jul 17, 2017
    Good adaptation of Irving's book.
    Ed K Super Reviewer
  • Jul 26, 2015
    Beautiful story of friendship and one boy's unwavering faith.
    Erin C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 17, 2012
    It is a somewhat columbarium movie is entertaining, a bit "tender" and a bit childish, but at times it becomes something a little stronger. The finish is good and a little emotional.
    Rodrigo R Super Reviewer
  • Nov 21, 2011
    Simon Birch, is a comedy-drama that tries with intensity move the audience and captivate the heart, but the sentimentalist spoiler the entire movie. Despite have good intentions, Simon Birch becomes boring and awfully emotional. Rotten.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer

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