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Director: Mark Steven Johnson     Starring: Oliver Platt Ashley Judd
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40114602
UPC: 717951002358
UPC 14: 00717951002358
Category Keywords: Based On A Novel  Theatrical Release
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Destiny has big plans for Simon Birch.
Little simon birch will capture your heart in this acclaimed, inspiring drama about a young boy's coming-of-age.

"Inspired and intensely moving!  CBS Radio, Los Angeles
"Two thumbs up, way up!  Siskel & Ebert

Editor's Note
Born the size of a human hand, Simon Birch was not predicted to live through the first week of his life. Then the first month. Then the first year. Twelve years later, Simon is still alive, and still incredibly undersized. He constantly reminds his best friend Joe that God has a special plan for him. Meanwhile, Joe spends his time closed off from his mother's new suitors, preoccupied with the knowledge that he has never been told who his real father is. When fate intervenes in the form of a foul ball during a little league game, Joe understands that he will never learn the truth; unless Simon is right about there being a purpose for everything, that is. A hopeful, heartwarming tale that the whole family can enjoy. Based on John Irving's A Prayer For Owen Meany.


Video Features DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.33:1

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/10/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 114 minutes
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 17241
Video UPC UPC: 00717951002358
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Ashley Judd
Video Cast Info David Strathairn
Video Cast Info Ian Michael Smith
Video Cast Info Oliver Platt
Video Cast Info John Irving - Based on Novel By
Video Cast Info Mark Steven Johnson - Director
Video Cast Info Aaron Schneider - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info David Finfer - Editor
Video Cast Info Marc Shaiman - Musical Score
Video Cast Info John Baldecchi, et al. - Producer
Video Cast Info David Chapman - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Mark Steven Johnson - Screenplay


Young Artist Awards (1999)
   Video Award Name , Nominee, Best Family Feature-Drama

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"...The film has a spiritual dimension..." 10/09/1998 p.5E

Chicago Sun Times 8 of 10
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. We go to the movies for a lot of reasons, and one of them is to seek good company... Johnson creates a film so direct and engaging that cynicism wilts in its sunny spirit. - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Mazzello,Joseph
Product attributeLabel:   Buena Vista Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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