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A boy divorces his parents in this comic fantasy for the family. North (Elijah Wood) is the sort of kid most parents dream of -- he's bright, well-behaved, a good student, and a great baseball player. But North's Mom and Dad (Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jason Alexander) are so busy with their lives and careers that they barely have time for him. A man dressed as the Easter Bunny (Bruce Willis) who serves as North's conscience and advisor suggests to him that if he's not happy with his parents, maybe he could do better elsewhere. North hires a lawyer, Arthur Belt (Jon Lovitz), who… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The amalgams of TV stereotypes that satirize foreign and regional cultures are embarrassing."
‑ Michael Sragow, New Yorker
"The intrinsic failure of Alan Zweibel and Andrew Scheinman's script is that it tips its hand from the start."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"There's schmaltz a-plenty and the odd, rare laugh but even the normally dependable Wood lacks enthusiasm."
‑ , Film4
"Unfortunately, although Zweibel and Reiner have crafted a fascinating parable, they have failed to make a successful film."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"I happen to LIKE Bruce Willis in a bunny suit!"
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"It's a prime example of what can happen when hip, slightly cynical establishment filmmakers try to make a deeply sentimental movie."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Reiner is undecided just how fantastically he should treat this ludicrous plotline. Added to which there's a dire musical number, a silly thriller subplot, and much maudlin didacticism from narrator Willis in various guardian angel (dis)guises. Misery."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"The screenplay by Alan Zweibel and Andrew Scheinman packs more on-target social satire than any film in recent memory, and zesty performances keep it clicking along at a rapid pace."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"It's rather surprising to note that - for its first half, at least - North is actually quite engaging and entertaining..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Elijah Wood is very lucky that a certain hobbit trilogy came along to clear his record of this turd."
‑ Martin Scribbs, Low IQ Canadian
"How could director Rob Reiner, whose touch for what pleases a mass audience is usually unfailing, have strayed this far?"
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"North, a playful modern fable about a boy in search of new parents, doesn't always work, but much of it is clever in amusingly unpredictable ways."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Unfunny. Boring. Endless."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Baltimore Sun
""North"? This movie sinks due south, deep into ground oblivion."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"A brain-dead curiosity piece."
‑ Michael Dequina,
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