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Summary At a carnival, young Josh Baskin wishes he was big only to awake the next morning and discover he is! With the help of his friend Billy, Josh lands a job at a toy company. But the more he experiences being an adult, the more Josh longs for the simple joys of childhood. [Twentieth Century Fox]

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Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 20 Critic Reviews
73
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 199 User Ratings
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Summary At a carnival, young Josh Baskin wishes he was big only to awake the next morning and discover he is! With the help of his friend Billy, Josh lands a job at a toy company. But the more he experiences being an adult, the more Josh longs for the simple joys of childhood. [Twentieth Century Fox]

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 20 Critic Reviews
73
90% Positive
18 Reviews
5% Mixed
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5% Negative
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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 20 Critic Reviews
73
90% Positive
18 Reviews
5% Mixed
1 Review
5% Negative
1 Review

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Universal Acclaim Based on 199 User Ratings
8.4
90% Positive
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6% Mixed
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4% Negative
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User Score
Universal Acclaim Based on 199 User Ratings
8.4
90% Positive
180 Ratings
6% Mixed
12 Ratings
4% Negative
7 Ratings

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Production Company Twentieth Century Fox, Gracie Films, American Entertainment Partners II L.P.
Release Date Jun 3, 1988
Duration 1 h 44 m
Rating PG
Tagline You're only young once!
Golden Globes, USA
• 1 Win & 2 Nominations
Academy Awards, USA
2 Nominations
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
• 3 Wins & 7 Nominations