"Simon Birch'' is an unabashedly sentimental tearjerker. Either you stand back and resist it, or you plunge in. There was something about its innocence and spunk that got to me, and I caved in. A lot of that had to do with how likable some of the characters are.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
NEXT AN EXHIBIT SO APPALLING YOU MAY NEED TO LOOK AWAY- IT'S "SIMON BIRCH" RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!
Greetings all- If you're looking for some plain n simple ole G-rated fun, then Simon Birch is sure to entertain and bring more than a few laughs. Downright hysterical in portions, the tearjerker comes of course at the end but is expected and a fairly easy let-down- most of the all the film reminds us that sometimes all you need is the faith to move the mountain and not the bulldozers.....The Horror!! Pinewoods Rating System - Three Pinewoods
So how good is David Strathairn? We think he's miscast here as a priest but he still manages to make something cool out of it.