SIMON BIRCH
Destiny has big plans for little Simon Birch
Reviewed by John Irving is God Members: 2.25 out of 5 stars
If you must see Simon Burch, be sure to bring a shot of insulin.  This loose adaptation of John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany (Irving lent the filmmakers some chapters for the basic premise but smartly asked them to change the characters' names) is so relentlessly maudlin than even a distinguished supporting cast can't save it from becoming a preachy. misguided sugar rush about an unlikely child hero.

-Mr. ShowBiz
Ian Michael Smith as Simon and Oliver Platt as Ben Goodrich
Joseph Mazzello as Joe





CAST:


Ian Michael Smith as Simon Birch
Joseph Mazzello as Joe Wenteworth
Ashley Judd as Rebecca Wenteworth
Oliver Platt as Ben Goodrich
David Strathairn as Rev. Russell
Jan Hooks as Miss Leavey

DIRECTOR:

Mark Steven Johnson




Simon with Ashley Judd as Mrs. Wenteworth
David Strathairn
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