Simon birch is an amazing, touching and emotional drama about 12 year old simon birch, a small boy who can't grow and believes he has a destiny the movie is one of the most amazing movies i have ever seen it's a very well made movie and very sad, especially the ending which had me in tears. Summary: even though simon birch is the smallest kid in town, deep down he knows that he was born to do something big he's on a constant search to discover his destiny, but somehow manages to find nothing but trouble. Simon birch is a comedy-drama loosely based on a prayer for owen meany by john irving the movie is at its best when it is funny when it tries to be serious, it presents a vague, hollywood faith-in-faith message combined with implausible melodrama.
One scarcely knows where to begin to elucidate the tragic story of simon birch, but suffice it to say that simon is a 12-year-old dwarf imbued with an astonishing sense of morality and heroism that affects everyone around him. Simon birch is the most spiritually intuitive, spiritually sensitive, pro-god, pro-faith movie released so far this year the story begins with an adult joe wenteworth (played by an unbilled jim carrey) visiting the grave of his childhood friend simon birch (played by first-time actor ian michael smith.
Simon birch directed by mark steven johnson written by mr johnson, suggested by the novel ''a prayer for owen meany,'' by john irving director of photography, aaron e schneider edited by david finfer music by marc shaiman production designer, david chapman produced by laurence mark and roger birnbaum released by buena vista pictures. I believe simon birch is another movie in a long string that proclaims god, but not christ it was a good movie from an emotional standpoint you wanted simon’s beliefs to come true.
Which is not to say “simon birch” is a terrible film overall, it’s not too bad the cinematography is beautiful, and the film uses music with occasional flashes of brilliance, though sometimes too intrusively the acting is wonderful, especially ian michael smith, as simon the movie is sometimes very funny, sometimes times heart wrenching.
Simon birch leaves many unaswered questions, but that may give rise to some good discussions after the movie for instance, simon’s determination to find his purpose in life is something you can explore with your children. Movie reviews for simon birch mrqe metric: see what the critics had to say and watch the trailer. Also, simon birch, the lead character, is himself a positive role model as he is strong in his beliefs, loyal to his friend, courageous, and smart and funny, as well violence sad accidental death of one character from being hit by a baseball.