Little Red Wagon
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An 8-year-old boy dedicates his life to helping children rendered homeless by Hurricane Charley, and learns that you can't put a price tag on life's greatest gifts in this inspirational drama based on actual events. Dejected at the images of families whose lives were uprooted by the disaster, Zach Bonner uses his trusty wagon to collect essential items that will help them get back on their feet. When the media spotlight's Zach's benevolent endeavors, the selfless seizes the opportunity to launch his own charity, dubbed the Little Red Wagon Foundation. Later, Zach encounters a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

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"There's weighty material waiting to be processed here, but in "Little Red Wagon" it doesn't have a home."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"A double whammy about the crusade of a big-hearted boy who helps homeless children and a depiction of the plunge of a mother and her son into poverty."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Not many 14-year-olds have movies made about their lives. Zach Bonner is an exception, always has been, and that's why Little Red Wagon is such a sweetly inspiring story.... It's a nice movie, probably too much so for viewers seeking meatier drama."
‑ Steve Persall, Tampa Bay Times
"The filmmakers never sentimentalize their story and the performances are first-rate. What could be cloying is played out honestly... and not just its good intentions."
‑ Leonard Maltin, Leonard Maltin's Picks
"Even the cheesiest inspirational flicks have to be populated with characters who have something at stake. Conflict is the heart of good storytelling, and "Little Red Wagon" is conflict-free to the point of catatonia."
‑ Barbara VanDenburgh, Arizona Republic
"Well-intentioned, but a little heavy-handed and manipulative."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Poorly executed heartwarming beats aside, Little Red Wagon does an excellent job of showing how a charity grows and functions."
‑ Mathew DeKinder, Suburban Journals of St. Louis
"Inspiring story of a boy's efforts to help homeless kids."
‑ Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
"The melodramatic storyline and moralizing tone are overbearing, and only O'Connor's performance rises above the level of a Hallmark Channel rerun."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
""Little Red Wagon" almost seems better suited for a made-for-TV, Lifetime movie."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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