Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their shared past and renewing their bond.
Francis Ford Coppola
A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a... See full summary »
The movie is about a boy with a unique aging disorder: one that makes him age 4 times faster than normal. It picks up when Jack (Robin Williams) is 10 years old, but looks 40. He tries to go to public school for the first time, and to become friends with kids his own age. His physical appearance causes him lots of problems, however.Written by
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Jack's condition is based on progeria, a real-life condition that causes rapid aging. The average lifespan of someone with progeria is 13; the oldest recorded lifespan (as of 2018) is 30. See more »
In classroom scene when Jack is being introduced to the class. See more »
[the kids are looking at an adult magazine]
You think our moms look like that?
Nah, only Penthouse girls look like that. They're special. I mean like, they come from a special part of the country or something.
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JACK *** Robin Williams, who has the versatility as an actor to portray a wide range of characters, handles himself admirably as Jack, a 10-year-old boy "trapped" inside of a 40-year-old man's body - through some happenstance, he is born into an unusual aging process where he grows four times as quickly as normal humans. With the support from his ultra-nurturing parents (Brian Kerwin and Diane Lane), he manages to deal with his strange make-up; that is, until he decides to tackle public school for the first time for an enlightening journey. Williams does fine but the script lets him down.
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