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One summer, two boys went in search of a dream...and found the friendship of a lifetime. Joseph Mazzello and Brad Renfro star in this heartwarming adventure story filled with laughter, compassion and the enduring power of hope. New to a quaint, riverside community, eleven-year-old Dexter (Mazzello) and his single mom are quickly shunned when it's learned the boy has AIDS. Next door lives Erik (Renfro), a lonely latch-key bully who surprisingly initiates a friendship. But trouble soon finds the twosome after they read a tabloid that suggests a New Orleans doctor has a cure. Determined to find him, the boys build a raft and set sail down the mighty Mississippi, "Tom Sawyer" style, in a magical, often hilarious journey that gives Dexter a chance to experience life as it should be lived and will change both boys' lives forever.

Starring: Joseph Mazzello, Brad Renfro, Annabella Sciorra, John Carroll Lynch

Reviews:

  • "Young actors Joseph Mazzello ("Jurassic Park") and Brad Renfro ("The Client") are superb in a loving, funny and wistful film that plays like a slightly torn Norman Rockwell illustration. Their performances are so warm and richly layered they resound with humanity."- Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle
  • "Director Peter Horton, here making his feature film debut, has drawn nicely honed performances from the leading actors, especially Sciorra, whose heartbreaking scenes are deftly understated. The two boys-Mazzello is a veteran of "Jurassic Park" and Renfro of "The Client"-convey a genuine bond, and the redemptive power of friendship is clear."- Megan Rosenfeld The Washington Post

One summer, two boys went in search of a dream...and found the friendship of a lifetime. Joseph Mazzello and Brad Renfro star in this heartwarming adventure story filled with laughter, compassion and the enduring power of hope. New to a quaint, riverside community, eleven-year-old Dexter (Mazzello) and his single mom are quickly shunned when it's learned the boy has AIDS. Next door lives Erik (Renfro), a lonely latch-key bully who surprisingly initiates a friendship. But trouble soon finds the twosome after they read a tabloid that suggests a New Orleans doctor has a cure. Determined to find him, the boys build a raft and set sail down the mighty Mississippi, "Tom Sawyer" style, in a magical, often hilarious journey that gives Dexter a chance to experience life as it should be lived and will change both boys' lives forever.

Starring: Joseph Mazzello, Brad Renfro, Annabella Sciorra, John Carroll Lynch

Reviews:

  • "Young actors Joseph Mazzello ("Jurassic Park") and Brad Renfro ("The Client") are superb in a loving, funny and wistful film that plays like a slightly torn Norman Rockwell illustration. Their performances are so warm and richly layered they resound with humanity."- Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle
  • "Director Peter Horton, here making his feature film debut, has drawn nicely honed performances from the leading actors, especially Sciorra, whose heartbreaking scenes are deftly understated. The two boys-Mazzello is a veteran of "Jurassic Park" and Renfro of "The Client"-convey a genuine bond, and the redemptive power of friendship is clear."- Megan Rosenfeld The Washington Post
683904635587

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Format: Blu-Ray
Label: USHE
Rel. Date: 10/04/2022
UPC: 683904635587

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One summer, two boys went in search of a dream...and found the friendship of a lifetime. Joseph Mazzello and Brad Renfro star in this heartwarming adventure story filled with laughter, compassion and the enduring power of hope. New to a quaint, riverside community, eleven-year-old Dexter (Mazzello) and his single mom are quickly shunned when it's learned the boy has AIDS. Next door lives Erik (Renfro), a lonely latch-key bully who surprisingly initiates a friendship. But trouble soon finds the twosome after they read a tabloid that suggests a New Orleans doctor has a cure. Determined to find him, the boys build a raft and set sail down the mighty Mississippi, "Tom Sawyer" style, in a magical, often hilarious journey that gives Dexter a chance to experience life as it should be lived and will change both boys' lives forever.

Starring: Joseph Mazzello, Brad Renfro, Annabella Sciorra, John Carroll Lynch

Reviews:

  • "Young actors Joseph Mazzello ("Jurassic Park") and Brad Renfro ("The Client") are superb in a loving, funny and wistful film that plays like a slightly torn Norman Rockwell illustration. Their performances are so warm and richly layered they resound with humanity."- Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle
  • "Director Peter Horton, here making his feature film debut, has drawn nicely honed performances from the leading actors, especially Sciorra, whose heartbreaking scenes are deftly understated. The two boys-Mazzello is a veteran of "Jurassic Park" and Renfro of "The Client"-convey a genuine bond, and the redemptive power of friendship is clear."- Megan Rosenfeld The Washington Post
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