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Secondhand Lions

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

We re-watched the modern family classic movie, Secondhand Lions, written and directed by Tim McCanlies, last night, about a little boy who was dumped on his great uncles by his terrible, lying, scheming mother so that he could find their supposed great treasure.

Michael Caine and Robert Duvall play the elderly uncles with mysterious pasts, while Haley Joel Osment plays the boy.

Quirky and funny, and very Texan, Secondhand Lions is character and dialogue driven, and it's easy to miss the jewels that come out of the characters' mouths.

I enjoyed it last night as much as I did the first time I saw it several years ago... it's not very Hollywood-ish, and that's part of its charm, just like the other Tim McCanlies project I adore, Dancer, Texas pop.81.

I'm a Tim McCanlies groupie, I guess... anything that has his name on it I'm prepared to like...

Are you familiar with these two movies?


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CAMSEDGE 3/22/2013 11:28AM

    My big brother to whom I am very close exhanged some movies with me this one first...It is very similar to our, quiet, shy, thoughtfull of him...he, strong, charismatic, heroic...risk taking...I loved it.

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    Great movie

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F8CONE8 3/20/2013 6:16PM

    My DH and I loved this movie so much we named our cat Jasmine after the one in the movie. Glad you enjoyed.

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COUNTRYBUMKIN65 3/20/2013 2:27PM

    I love this movie! I've watched it so many times and each time it touched my heart:)

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DOVESEYES 3/19/2013 7:07PM

    second hand lions is a great movie- loved it

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CLPURNELL 3/19/2013 6:09PM

    I know second hand lions not dancer though

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SONYALATRECE 3/19/2013 5:46PM

    Never heard of them...
Hmmm...Will have to check them out one day.
One of the plots does sound familiar.

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LAINYC 3/19/2013 5:41PM


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LYN-EDWY 3/19/2013 4:54PM

    Secondhand Lions is one of my favourites.
Duvall and McCain were perfect for their parts.
Time to rent and watch again.


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3016DEBRA 3/19/2013 4:32PM

  I haven't heard of any of those titles! Guess I'll have to check them out... emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 3/19/2013 3:18PM

    I love Secondhand Lions, but I don't think I have seen any of his other works. I'll have to look for them.

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