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Mighty, The
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by K-Dog

"...Just a good film that will make you cry, if you're the type"
3 stars

This is NOT a Gillian Anderson/Sharon Stone film as billed.

Well I watched this... and I liked it.

This in itself is strange as I normally hate kids in films.

Based on the book 'Freak the mighty' it tells the story of two kids who becomes friends one is crippled genius (freak) and one is a stupid hulk of a kid (mighty), and how they as friends become, metaphorically, one person (Hence Freak the mighty) One makes up for the others lack of brains and the other makes up for the others lack of body.

The two leads performances are superb.. much beyond expectation.
But the biggest surprise is in Gillian Andersons cameo as a drunk southern lady. This lady can act, there is no Scully present in this role. (Sharon Stone as Freak's mother isn't bad either)

I did like this film, very much.. It isn't the best ever made, neither the worst.. It is just a good film, that will make you cry (If you are the type to)

The story and the acting are the film, not the direction, sound etc..

I would say, though, this is not a cinema film. More of a video one.

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originally posted: 09/01/98 01:08:15
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User Comments

11/24/15 Anne values that are very important 4 stars
6/03/07 Jesus Barrios the book was a great book a tell u that but the movie will acually make you cry. 5 stars
9/13/05 drew great 5 stars
9/05/04 DM Maybe I'm only saying this because I loved the book, but I like it 4 stars
8/25/04 sophy very touching. andersons, henson and culkins performances are just great 5 stars
11/06/03 Linkinparkchick It made me cry, it's very deep, but funny too!!! 5 stars
8/23/03 Shawn Franks It was was... 5 stars
3/22/03 Jack Sommersby Semi-charming little drama. 3 stars
6/08/00 Elvisfan Completely amazing and of course I cried like a mofu but so will you 5 stars
12/27/99 Vance Lipovac Genuine Tear-Jerker, not to be missed! 5 stars
4/17/99 Ah Dooey A very good movie. 3 stars
11/25/98 Bridgette First movie ever to make me cry 5 stars
10/19/98 Aint-It-Cool Well, it ain't no Mockingbird, but it's right up there with Stand By Me. 5 stars
10/17/98 Mr Showbiz Interesting, but wildly sentimental, saga about a pair of beleaguered kids. 3 stars
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  02-Oct-1998 (PG-13)
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