Simon Birch 1998
PG | 1h 54min | Comedy, Drama, Family | 11 September 1998 (USA)
A young boy with stunted growth is convinced that God has a great purpose for him.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG for language, emotional thematic elements, and an accident scene
I have watched the movie twice, once with my wife and once with my children.
It is a great movie and totally undeserving of some of the juvenile comments posted here.
It is a story of a 12 year old extremely undersized boy who is a freak to many, a best friend to another and ends up being a hero. All through the movie he talks of God having a plan for him and that his small stature is a part of that plan.
Don’t compare it to the book it is “suggested” from. Neither does justice to the other.
Don’t miss it.
Director: Mark Steven Johnson
Writers: Mark Steven Johnson (screenplay), John Irving (novel)
Stars: Ian Michael Smith, Joseph Mazzello, Ashley Judd
Release Date: 11 September 1998 (USA)
Also Known As: A Prayer for Owen Meany
Filming Locations: Elora, Ontario, Canada