Mr. Rice's Secret (1999)

PG   |    |  Drama, Family, Fantasy


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A terminally-ill boy's life is saved when his deceased 400-year-old friend, "Mr. Rice", leads him on a treasure hunt to find a magical "Potion of Life".


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  • Bill Switzer in Mr. Rice's Secret (1999)
  • David Bowie and Bill Switzer in Mr. Rice's Secret (1999)
  • David Bowie and Bill Switzer in Mr. Rice's Secret (1999)
  • David Bowie in Mr. Rice's Secret (1999)
  • Bill Switzer in Mr. Rice's Secret (1999)
  • Bill Switzer in Mr. Rice's Secret (1999)

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14 March 2002 | Melm
7
| This could have been an excellent film
But it wasn't. As an ex brit Canadian, I am continually appalled by the standard of Canadian films. There is just something sooo distinctive about them - you can spot them a mile off - haven't quite figured out what it is - certainly the filming and direction is part of it. David Bowie was great in his too limited role - could have done with more of him and less of the kid's parents - as the parent of 2 canadian teenagers myself I could see no resemblance to real teenagers. The language was stilted, the scene was sort of leave it to beaver with attitude - as if the movie was set 20 years ago. Still, it made me cry - which isn't hard to do and I have seen worse, thus a 6 out of 10

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