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PG| 1 hr. 53 min.

Plot Summary
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: Ian Michael Smith , Joseph Mazzello , Ashley Judd , Oliver Platt , David Strathairn , Dana Ivey , Beatrice Winde , Jan Hooks

Director: Mark Steven Johnson

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

Simon Birch (1998)

Release Date: September 11th, 1998|1 hr. 53 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Admirers of Irving's sprawling tome are sure to find Birch a botch. show more

  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    The film, "suggested by" John Irving's novel "A Prayer for Owen Meany," is so unabashedly manipulative -- and implausible -- that even while crying, many viewers may also feel abused. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Either you stand back and resist it, or you plunge in. There was something about its innocence and spunk that got to me, and I caved in. show more

  • October 13, 2011 littlebeavers8
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    my all time favorite movie, makes you laugh then cry.

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