Sunday, November 19, 2006

The Kid & i: Grade C


The Kid & i

Tom Arnold, Eric Gores, Linda Hamilton, Joe Mantegna, Henry Winkler, Arielle Kebbel, Yvette Nicole Brown, Richard Edson. With appearances by Shaq O’Neal, Arnold Schwartzenegger, and Jamie Lee Curtis. Dir=Penelope Spheeris.

Tom Arnold plays a washed up movie maker who gets a chance to do a movie for a rich family. Their cerebral palsy son wants Arnold Schwartzenegger’s role in True Lies (which Tom Arnold really did write). The proposed movie will never be seen by anyone but the kid’s family and friends. Comedy ensues as Arnold learns that it is a “vanity” movie, not a real theatrical production. There are good Hollywood in-jokes and a good parody of the True Lies action movie. The kid’s action movie gets made and everybody is happy. The acting is top drawer all around, especially by some of the unknowns. It is a movie with a lot of heart, mildly amusing, and profits go to a CP charity.

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