Title: Simon Birch
I have a double-duty recommendation! The baseball theme is a minor part of the movie, but it really brings out the tears!
– Simon Birch may have a small body, but his heart is as big as they come. This movie of strength, friendship and faith is at least a 5 tissue tear-jerker. (There’s also a baseball scene…so this covers two of the themes ;-)
Kelaine/East Grand Rapids
A heartwarming and funny hit that’s earned overwhelming critical acclaim, SIMON BIRCH features great performances from stars Ashley Judd (DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD, HIGH CRIMES, KISS THE GIRLS) and Oliver Platt (BICENTENNIAL MAN, DON’T SAY A WORD) in an outstanding cast! Even though Simon Birch is the smallest kid in town, deep down he knows that he was born to do something big! He’s on a constant search to discover his destiny, but somehow manages to find nothing but trouble! Meanwhile, Simon’s loyal best friend, Joe (Joseph Mazzello—JURASSIC PARK, RADIO FLYER), is searching for the identity of his father, a secret his beautiful mother (Judd) has guarded Joe’s entire life. Discover for yourself the undeniable charms of this uplifting and inspirational motion picture as these two share the hilarious, and sometimes tragic, ups and downs that will forever bind them together!