Secondhand Lions | ★★★★★★★★★

Well here I am again writing about a movie that I imagine most of you saw years ago. I had not and last week viewed it for the first time on DVD with my wife Ann. The story revolves around a young boy, played by Haley Joel Osmet, who is dropped off by his wayward mother to spend the summer with his eccentric uncles in Texas. The stellar acting by Hollywood heavyweights Robert Duvall and Michael Caine, as the two uncles, are worth watching this flick again.. and again. One of the great parts of the film was this speech by Uncle Hub (Duvall's character) to the young boy:
Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love... true love never dies. You remember that, boy. You remember that. Doesn't matter if it's true or not. You see, a man should believe in those things, because those are the things worth believing in.
My friend who recommended it to me said that I need to watch it with my grandkids. I agree with him and one day hope to do just that - even if it is simply to teach them about the intergenerational aspects of family and how the love and encouragement of older relatives is so important. I highly recommend it and, on a scale of ten, I give it ★★★★★★★★★.


  1. I really am going to have to watch this one day. I keep hearing good things about it, but never have seen it.

  2. I left a comment on fb, but will repeat...Love, love, love this movie... and have watched with my grandsons.

    Great story, acting, and fun, excitment, and a study in "living".

  3. I remember watching this years ago on the recommendation of my brother. Remember it as a very good movie. Always wondered why I never really heard about it more.

  4. It's one of the best movies ever. My kids and my dad love it.

  5. Very GOOD movie! Chris and I keep saying that we need to buy it. LOL


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