Jack the Bear
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Marshall Herskovitz directed this tearjerking schizophrenic combination of The Wonder Years and To Kill a Mockingbird. It is 1972, and John Leary (Danny De Vito) and his two sons Jack (Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.) and Dylan (Miko Hughes) have just moved to Oakland, California. John is a television celebrity who has been fired from one station after another, appearing now on a cheap local station as the Saturday night host of a horror-film showcase. But John spends most of the time drinking and grieving over the loss of his wife, who was recently killed in an accident. The children try to adapt… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Danny DeVito gives the most compelling performance of his career in a gripping drama about a single parent and his two sons."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The film's episodic nature tends to undermine its impetus and the final quarter seems tacked-on, almost like it belongs in some other movie. In short, it suffers from trying to do too much."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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