Inter-generational relationships explored
The heart of this charming story is a flashback: A successful cartoonist, notified of the deaths of his two great-uncles, reflects on how they impacted his life. The bachelor-hermits unwillingly take on the care of their niece's adolescent son when she abandons him on their remote Texas farm for a summer visit. The boy's maturing and the establishing of a lifelong loving relationship with these men comprises a series of wonderfully amusing events. If you purchase a copy of this film with extras, be sure to watch the outtakes before you view the final cut. Your enjoyment of the film will be enhanced if you're familiar with some backing story lines that were dropped in the editing room.
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