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  • Summary: Loosely based on a true story, this unique and inspiring comedy is a buddy movie with a fresh twist. (Wheels Up Films)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 6 out of 13
  1. 75
    Not a great film, but you know what? It achieves what it sets out to achieve, and it isn't boring, and it kept me intrigued and involved. As an actor, Eric Gores creates an engaging and convincing character that I liked and cared about -- and believed.
  2. It is difficult to imagine anyone but Spheeris pulling off this movie, undercutting all mawkishness, bringing to it nuance and shading, not to mention wit. The result is an enjoyable family movie.
  3. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    60
    It's the weird proximity of fact and fiction that could push this Penelope Spheeris-directed comedy into another cultish realm entirely.
  4. 40
    Qualifies as the most indulgent kind of homemade project, laden with tediously inspirational dialogue and visuals that seem shot through half-fizzled Yuengling. Kudos to Gores, at least, for acquitting himself as an actor.
  5. Though The Kid & I falters as both a comedy and an After School Special, it works as a rather touching episode of "This is Your Life," with a parade of cameos from Arnold's career that'll coax a sniffle or two from his family.
  6. Arnold's heart is in the right place, but somebody needs to save him from himself - and soon.
  7. 25
    No matter how you parse it, the film is a bizarre muddle.

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