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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. One of the many stylistic distinctions of this outwardly modest production is the complex voice that the filmmaker has found for his young hero.
  2. Can be enjoyed if you don't mind a little manipulation.
  3. 70
    Quietly, with pathos and tinges of melancholy humor, Valentin pays homage to the heroism of creating your own world when the one that's on offer breaks your heart.
  4. 60
    Agresti has more on his mind than tugging at heartstrings.
  5. Reviewed by: Deborah Young
    50
    The choice to have Valentin narrate the tale and make philosophical observations beyond his years becomes irritating at times; ditto the cartoon humor.
  6. Essentially this is a pale imitation of "My Life as a Dog" or "Cinema Paradiso." It means well, but it's only a "feel-good" experience if your concept of that term involves being jerked around and doused in sap.
  7. The kid chews up the scenery like a baby T-Rex, egged on, no doubt, by director Agresti.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. XiaoshengG.
    Oct 24, 2005
    10
    So touching, I can't helping crying while watching the movie. I have a good family, 2 kids and a wife. It reminds me what a busy life So touching, I can't helping crying while watching the movie. I have a good family, 2 kids and a wife. It reminds me what a busy life could miss, and when I was alone it let me feel all the importance of family and love to everyone else, especially to little ones. How fragile they could be without a normal life. Collapse

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