9 October 2004 | eaglevis
A two thumbs-up for a good fun movie
I was prompted to write a review of Moving Malcom after reading a rather scathing assessment by another viewer. I don't know if he had ulterior motives about the review that he had written but I would hate to think that people would be steered away from watching this film based on his opinion. My opinion ...... Well I'll be right upfront about it and say that my opinion is heavily biased by the fact that I have not seen Benji Ratner for twenty-some years and was pleasantly surprised to see how well he has "turned out".
Moving Malcom is not your everyday Hollywood flick but instead it is a refreshing look at life. I often look for movies that are based on a true story and while this one may not be completely factual it does have a theme similar to "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". Perhaps the fact that the actors seem to gel very well as a team is probably due to the fact that Benjamin has worked with a handful of them on numerous other projects. For a first-time director Benjamin has done very well by surrounding himself with an excellent cast and crew. If one takes the time to view the "Behind the scenes" section on the DVD it is very evident that he is not on an actor-director ego trip by the way he receives advice from many people during the filming.
Thanks to IMDb I will now be able to seek out other films starring Benjamin Ratner and be equally entertained!