Garth and Hub are crazy. There’s no doubt about it. And Walter is stuck spending the summer with them. Alone. With no tv.
But there is a legend that his uncles, Garth and Hub, have thousands of dollars stashed away. So what’s the use of having all that money if you don’t spend it? The spending starts with a clay pigeon thrower and then…a used lion (that’s defective). But it doesn’t end there.
Company: New Line Cinema
My Rating: 4 Stars
It’s a sweet, family comedy, with humour to keep you laughing and touching scenes to keep you sniffing.
What could be more fun then spending a summer with two eccentric uncles who do anything — from shooting fish to buying aeroplanes, seeds, a clay pigeon thrower, huge boats and a lion. What could be more fun then a real live lion to shoot? If…of course…the lion gets out of the crate and attacks. Which it doesn’t. Which leaves Walter to adopt it and call it Jasmine. And that’s just part of the fun.
Along with the hilarious comedic events, there’s also the bitter-sweet life of Walter. He’s quiet and reserved, stuck in a endless cycle of running away from problems with his mother. There’s not much to smile about there. So between laughing at the ridiculous things the uncles, Garth and Hub, think up, you’re sad with Walter over his need to believe in something.
It’s a story about growing up, about believing, about dreaming, about being crazy — about living life to the fullest.