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Simon Birch
(1998)

Country: USA

Genre: Drama

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Simon Birch believes that God made him for a special, heroic purpose. He and his best friend Joe are outcasts in their tiny New England town: Joe is the illegitimate son of the town beauty, and Simon, at age 12, is so small that he still plays the infant Jesus in the church Christmas pageant. In the summer of 1964, friendship is put to the test when Little Leaguer Simon hits a foul ball that strikes and kills Joe's mother. Together, they try to find out who Joe's father is...

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Good play by most actors. The story line, however, is rather weak.

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A Prayer for Owen Meany is one of my favorite books. I had no clue that this movie was an adaption of it until I saw it. I wondered why they changed the title, or why they didn't just call it "Owen Meany". I later learned that the author was so disapointed with this movie that he demanded the title be changed. I can see why. The book followed the characters through childhood and college. It raised interesting points about God, faith, and American politics, particularly our involvement in Vietnam. I see a lot of members here like the film, and I'd like to be able to judge it on it's own merits. But it hurts to see this happen to such a great book. I would expect a masterpiece, instead I got an after school special.

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