A nice distracting coming of age tale, in which the title character discovers a penchant for helping others with their problems. It's not a perfect film, but it avoids some of the pitfalls (cloying cuteness, for example) that usually befall this type of film. Really good performances from the primary characters, with Robert Downey Jr. doing a really good job in a supporting role. The actress portraying Charlie's mom looks like she has the most fun with her role. I recommend this, but go in with tepid expectations, and I think you'll have a good time with this one!
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7/1/08 at 8:19am