Secondhand Lions (2003)
Front Cover Actor
Michael Caine Garth McCaan
Robert Duvall Hub McCaan
Haley Joel Osment Walter
Kyra Sedgwick Mae
Nicky Katt Stan
Emmanuelle Vaugier Princess Jasmine
Christian Kane Young Hub
Kevin Michael Haberer Young Garth
Josh Lucas Adult Walter
Movie Details
Director Tim McCanlies
Studio New Line Cinema; New Line Home Video
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 1 hr 49 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
If you can get past its thick layer of syrup and molasses, Secondhand Lions reveals itself as a thoroughly decent family film that anyone can enjoy. It gets a little sappy sometimes, but there's something to be said for a movie in which Michael Caine and Robert Duvall play eccentric old brothers who take the easy approach to fishing: instead of a peaceful rod and reel, they use 12-gauge shotguns. When 14-year-old Walter (Haley Joel Osment, teetering on puberty) spends an eventful summer with his great-uncles on their vast Texas farmland (he's been dumped there by his delinquent mom, played by Kyra Sedgwick), he soon discovers they've lived lives full of adventure, excitement, passion, and mystery. Either that or they're old-time bank robbers with a long criminal record, and writer-director Tim McCanlies (who invested similar warmth into The Iron Giant) does a nice job of concealing the truth until the very end. Full of enriching lessons and homespun humor, Secondhand Lions has more substance than most family films. If you enjoyed Holes, you'll probably enjoy this movie, too. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It Yes
Viewing Date 10/2/05
Seen Where Home
Index 1091
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 2/3/04
Purchase Price $18.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 009
Product Details
Edition New Line Platinum Series
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 794043690426
Chapters
Release Date 2004
Subtitles English; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen