Exec produced by Robert Altman but set in Woody Allen country, this is the mild-mannered story of a 12-year-old boy and girl whose friendship is strengthened by the common bond of screwed-up, wealthy, divorcing parents. What at first looks like a critical and obsessively detailed chronicle of the families' lifestyle (high energy consumers), opts instead for a faintly funny, more than faintly stereotyped treatment of anxious and well-meaning child/parent relations - and is consequently less interesting. Alvarado and Levy, as the wise pre-teens, have much the best scenes, and sense exactly what is expected of children pretending to be children.
Cast and crew
|Director:||Robert M Young|