You'll find sunshine on a cloudy day with this bittersweet charmer focusing on the delicate relationship between a motherless 10-year-old girl (Anna Chlumsky) and a young boy (Macaulay Culkin). At the same time their friendship grows, so does the romance between the girl's mortician father (Dan Aykroyd) and the free-spirited morgue beautician (Jamie Lee Curtis).
Culkin's performance is okay in that somewhat mannered way of his post-Home Alone career, but Anna Chlumsky is unusually sophisticated in her understanding of her character and situation. Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis are perfectly stable as the kids' single parents. Directed by Howard Zieff (Private Benjamin). The DVD release has a full-screen presentation, Dolby sound, theatrical trailer, and optional French and Spanish soundtracks. -- Tom Keogh
|Recommended Age||10 and up|
|Actors||Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Masur|
|Running Time||102 minutes|
|Studio||Sony Pictures Home Entertainment|
|Release Date||May 26, 1998|