Bruce Willis is a self-absorbed image consultant who
reconnects with his childhood dreams when he's visited by his eight-year-old self (Spencer
Breslin). Also with Emily Mortimer, Lily Tomlin, Chi McBride, Nick Chinlund, Richard
Jenkins, Jeri Ryan, Jean Smart and Steve Tom. [1:42]
SEX/NUDITY 2 - A couple of kisses and mild references to an inflatable doll,
a man dating another, a boy seeing his mother naked, and a boy getting a
"hickey." During a playground scene, we briefly see a young boy lying on his
back underneath monkey bars so he can look up a girl's dress. In a non-sexual situation, a woman says she should've worn her magical bra and panties. A woman wears a cleavage-revealing top.
VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - While all the violence isn't played strictly for laughs,
it isn't completely dramatic either. A boy pushes another on the ground, then they scuffle
and punch each other somewhat lightly in the stomach; one punches the other in the face
twice, then sits on him and grabs his neck a little (one of the boys has a bloody nose). A
man and a boy spar in a boxing ring while wearing head gear and gloves; the boy hits the
man in the groin, then sits on him and punches him a bit. In a dramatic scene a man grabs
a boy's arms and face while yelling at him; a boy swings his fists in the air repeatedly,
pretending to beat up an imaginary foe; a woman grabs a man's collar and pushes him into a
chair; a man chases a boy out of a window (as he slides out, his legs appear to kick the
man); a boy trips and falls; and boys threaten to light firecrackers tied around a
three-legged dog's neck. A low-flying plane nearly hits a man in his car, a slow-moving
plane on a runway nearly hits a man, two cars nearly collide, a man in a car chases after
a boy riding a bike, and a boy rides his bike across a busy street. Several instances of
yelling, mostly involving a man and a boy. A woman playfully sticks her finger up her
nose; in another scene, a boy does the same. We see a man and a boy standing in front of
urinals. A reference to flatulence.
PROFANITY 1 - A mild scatological reference, many instances of name-calling,
many "Holy Smokes!" and one "Holy Moses!". [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Adulthood vs. childhood, dysfunctional father-son
relationships, inferiority complexes, loss of a parent, psychotherapy, prescription drug
use (a man demands them from his therapist, and we see him taking several pills -- with no
visible side effects -- in a later scene).
MESSAGE - We need something or someone to remind us of our childhood dreams
and to help us become the adults we wanted to be.