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      Simon Birch

      1998, Comedy/Drama, 1h 53m

      32 Reviews 50,000+ Ratings

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      Overly mushy; tries too hard to pull at the heart-strings. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      Simon Birch (Ian Michael Smith) and Joe Wenteworth (Joseph Mazzello) are boys who have a reputation for being oddballs. Joe never knew his father, and his mother, Rebecca (Ashley Judd), is keeping her lips sealed, no matter how much he protests. Simon, meanwhile, is an 11-year-old dwarf whose outsize personality belies his small stature. Indeed, he often assails the local reverend (David Strathairn) with thorny theological questions and joins Joe on his quest to find his biological father.

      • Rating: PG

      • Genre: Comedy, Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Mark Steven Johnson

      • Producer: Roger Birnbaum

      • Writer: Mark Steven Johnson, John Irving

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $18.3M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

      • Production Co: Hollywood Pictures

      • Sound Mix: Surround, Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

      • Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

      Cast & Crew

      Joseph Mazzello
      Ashley Judd
      Oliver Platt
      Dana Ivey
      Jan Hooks
      Jim Carrey
      John Baldecchi
      Marc Shaiman
      Aaron Schneider
      David Finfer
      David Chapman
      Betsy Heimann

      Critic Reviews for Simon Birch

      Audience Reviews for Simon Birch

      • Jul 17, 2017

        Good adaptation of Irving's book.

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      • Jul 26, 2015

        Beautiful story of friendship and one boy's unwavering faith.

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      • Jan 17, 2012

        It is a somewhat columbarium movie is entertaining, a bit "tender" and a bit childish, but at times it becomes something a little stronger. The finish is good and a little emotional.

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      • Nov 21, 2011

        Simon Birch, is a comedy-drama that tries with intensity move the audience and captivate the heart, but the sentimentalist spoiler the entire movie. Despite have good intentions, Simon Birch becomes boring and awfully emotional. Rotten.

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