Disney's The Kid

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Disney's The Kid: Friday  July 7, 2000

If you had a chance to meet yourself as an 8-year-old child, would that kid be happy with who you turned out to be? In Russ Duritz's case, the answer is a big "NO!" 
Bruce Willis stars as Russ Duritz, a high-powered, successful "image consultant" whose life is suddenly turned upside down when he magically meets Rusty (Spencer Breslin), himself as an 8-year-old child. Rusty is a sweet, but slightly geeky, pudgy little kid who is not at all happy with who he turns out to be -- a 40-year-old "loser" without a wife or a dog. Ironically, the kid helps Russ learn about himself and remember his dreams as a kid, in order to become the grown up he wants to be. .  -- 2000 Walt Disney Pictures


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Ebert UsaToday Mr Showbiz Herald Average
Points 75 50 45 25 48.75


48.75 - Go See At Matinee

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Rating System:

0 - 40 points

Not Worth Seeing
40 - 65 points  Go See At Matinee
65- 85 points Worth Seeing
85-100 points Definitely worth seeing. "A must see!"


Jon Turteltaub


Audrey Wells 


An eight year old kid travels to the future to met himself as a 40 year old adult played by Bruce Willis. 




Bruce Willis  as Russ Duritz
Spencer Breslin as Rusty
Emily Mortimer as Amy 
Richard Jenkins as
Chi McBride as
Jeri Lynn Ryan as
Jean Smart as
Lily Tomlin as Janet

Running Time

1hr 44min


Rated PG for mild language


Walt Disney Pictures




Official Site




 The People's Review of Disney's The Kid

Carlitos  cacemar@prtc.net
score = 100
comments = It's a great movie. The cast was amazing. Bruce Willis was perfect and John Spencer too. The story was very funny and bring to us a time to reflex. I loved and enjoyed the movie a lot.

score = 100 
My husband, daughter and myself absolutely loved this movie.  I agree with Roger it is worth seeing.  Spencer is absolutely lovable.  Bruce did a great job So different than his usual type of movie.  It made my stop and think about life.

Kimberly Carden 
score = None 
I do not agree with the negative reviews I have read about Disney's The Kid.  I took four kids, ages 5 to 11 to see the film today, and we ALL left saying how much we enjoyed it.  Spencer is an absolute hoot ..  his voice and gestures are so memorable.  The pairing with Bruce Willis is perfect. I really enjoyed the film, and plan to purchase it on video. I will tell my friends to ignore the negative reviews - this is worth seeing! Kimberly Carden Louisville, KY

Kathy M. 
score = 80 
I'm with Roger Ebert on this one.  It is definitely worth seeing.  It is soooooo well done in achieving the effects needed to "hook" you into "believing" the the meetings of you young and old Bruce Willis.  It even seemed to touch a chord of truth in "who we all are."  Excellent entertainment.

score = 100 
Beautiful massage on how we are caught in this busy world that we forget that we need to slow down and relax our stress.

Jasmina   K. 
score = 100 
This is the best movie I've ever seen.And I also have to mantion how awesome and good looking Bruce Willis is.I love that guy a lot.I give this movie the highest grade-100 points.It definetly worth seeing.You can learn a lot about life.