Jeff, Dylan, and Adam take a nostalgic look at the 1998 film, Simon Birch on this episode. Hear our take on the small hero, Jim Carrey’s cameo, and the faith portrayed in the Rockwellian setting. Aside from getting a little obsessed over Oliver Platt and his performance, there dissension among the hosts as to the overall quality of this film and its portrayal of faith.
Review of Simon Birch (00:03:46)
Ratings and Redeemed Perspectives (01:05:34)
Staff Pic (01:14:57)
Simon Birch and his best friend Joe Wenteworth live in a small New Hampshire town during the 1960’s. Simon and Joe are both outcasts in their town. Simon, because he is a little person, and Joe because he is the “town bastard.” Simon believes that his small stature is the means in which God will use him for a heroic purpose. Joe, after losing his mother, and with the help of Simon is determined to find out who is Father is and is less accepting of his place in life.
From Our Review of Simon Birch
- Steven Johnson (Writer and Director for Simon Birch)
- Grumpy Old Men (1993 Film)
- Grumpier Old Men (1993 Film)
- Daredevil (2003 Film)
- Elektra (2005 Film)
- A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (Book – Amazon Affiliate Link)
- 13 Facts About A Prayer for Owen Meany (Mental Floss Article… Face #13 pertains to the author’s feelings about Simon Birch)
- Jurassic Park (1993 Film)
- The Cure (1995 Film)
- Joseph Mazzello (Actor, Joe in Simon Birch)
- Jim Carrey (Actor, Comedian)
- Ashley Judd (Actor)
- Matthew 5:1-12 (The Beatitudes)
- Tommy Boy (1995 Film)
From Our Ratings and Redeemed Perspectives Segment
- Stand by Me (1986 Film)
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