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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Bruce Willis
Spencer Breslin
Emily Mortimer
Lily Tomlin
Jean Smart
Dana Ivey
Directors
Jon Turteltaub
Screenwriters
Audrey Wells
Running Time
104 minutes

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Plot
On the eve of his 40th birthday, a high-flying, mean-spirited image consultant receives an unexpected visitor, in the shape of his eight year-old self. Initially horrified by this unexplained phenomenon, it soon transpires that his younger incarnation has been shot forward in time to teach him a few important life lessons - while learning some of his own, too.


Verdict
Despite its shortcomings, this is a perfectly amiable time-waster whose moralising is kept short. It’s unlikely to linger in the memory, but with a smattering of amusing set-pieces and a high feel-good factor, you’ll be glad you made the effort.


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