Simon Birch Poster

Release Date: 1998

DVD Release Date: May 18th, 1999

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

Production Co: Hollywood Pictures

Keywords: Friendship, Friend, Growing up, Mother, Touching, Emotional, Small town, Underdog, 1960s

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