The Kid & I
The Kid & I (2005)

Bill Williams is a down-and-out actor who is unexpectedly hired to write a sequel a la "True Lies," the action film that made him famous more than a decade ago. When Bill learns that his co-star is Aaron Roman, a rich kid with no… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 2, 2005
DVD Release Date: October 24, 2006
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Well-intentioned but sappy, The Kid & I is a strange hybrid of comedy and cinema verite.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

The mesmerizingly awful The Kid & I is a historic first: a comedy about the making of a vanity production that is itself a vanity production.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Tom Arnold does have talent, but some self-defeating streak keeps him from using it.

Cole Smithey

Tom Arnold wrote and stars in this heart-on-sleeve "comedy" that will go down in cinema history as one of the most awkward additions ever made to the genre.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's terribly uneven, it's far too corny and it's really not all that great, but it's so strange and so compelling that you have to see it.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

What sets The Kid & I apart from most Hollywood comedies is its restraint, on the part of Arnold, both as writer and actor, as well as Spheeris. Comedy actually grows out of character and situation.

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Works most poignantly as a testament to a father's love and an unapologetic celebration of Hollywood's m.o.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

It would be nice to say that The Kid & I delivers a heartwarming message of perseverance while showing a lighter side of Arnold and spotlighting a new star. Unfortunately, it would not be true.

Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

This wan attempt at inspirational comedy doesn't bother to look closely at anything.

Matt Pais

Has straight-to-DVD written all over it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Sarah Prisbylla
Cute and touching movie - but it was weird and seemed like it was made just like the movie in the movie...if that makes sense...