The scene on the ferris wheel is a lovely showcase of childhood romance. It's touching without being mawkish, as is much of this disquieting yet beautiful film. New vocab word for me too: "hotsy-totsy."
A masterpiece of camara, writer and Actor, well Actors, as the whole cast brought the flim to my heart, with lots of laughter and tears
every word a flim in its own right.
Anthony Hopkins plays as Ted Brautigan an old gentleman who moves in to the appartment above Bobby Garfield and his mum, and befriends the young lad with paranormal consequences
Anton Yelchin, Mika Boorem and David Morse have to be mentioned to
One of those film adaptations which got lost between choosing whether to transfer the novel as accurately as possible, or add it's own notions into an overall discourse exhibited by the book. Finest accomplishments stick to one or the other. Or else you end up turning a nostalgic course on your country's history into a quasi-reminiscence about coming of age in the 50's and kissing a girl on a Ferris wheel once.