Well, K'Sun Ray (what a name!) is so beautifully beguiling that he makes up for a lot of other deficiencies in this film. The plot is formulaic by now -- a work-obsessed relative "inherits" a kid and has to learn to overcome his (or her) own feelings of inadequacy, territoriality and basic hostility, with the outcome being obvious and predictable (and if that's a "spoiler," you spoiled it yourself). Nevertheless, Chad Lowe does a passable job at making us dislike this narcissistic uncle in particular. Unfortunately, K'Sun Ray's character is a RE-actor rather than an actor, except for one instance of his taking initiative and that's quickly thwarted. Moreover, his being 11-y/o playing 8 really shows (there must have been a zillion 8- or 9-y/o actors around who would have died for this part, or at least their mothers would have). I hope he does better in his upcoming movie lead: FIDO. As for this one, the dog gets my award for Best in Show.