History Film / North

25th Mar '17 2:42:32 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Winchell, who's proclamations of children freeing themselves from their parents' control as North has done are eerily Third Reich-esque.
20th Feb '17 7:42:15 PM rjd1922
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An 11-year-old boy named North (Creator/ElijahWood) tires of his parents (Creator/JasonAlexander and [[Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus Julia Louis Dreyfus]]), [[ParentalNeglect who never pay any attention to him]] even though he's a model student, athlete, and even actor. He legally emancipates himself from them, and [[WalkingTheEarth wanders around the world seeking a new family]] with a deadline of Labor Day; if he doesn't find a new family by then, he will be placed in an orphanage. Along the way, he encounters parents that are [[CaptainEthnic Texan, Alaskan, Hawaiian, Amish, etc]], and tries to blend in with each group of parents (well, not the Amish). He finally decides that his own parents are the best with the help of a guardian angel (Creator/BruceWillis) who uses [[PaperThinDisguise several guises throughout the film]]. However a conniving kid friend of his, Winchell, used the publicity North's escapades garnered to rally kids everywhere to make their parents more subservient to them. Knowing that North reconciling with his parents would undermine this, he plots to have him killed.

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An 11-year-old boy named North (Creator/ElijahWood) tires of his parents (Creator/JasonAlexander and [[Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus Julia Louis Dreyfus]]), [[ParentalNeglect who never pay any attention to him]] even though he's a model student, athlete, and even actor. He [[EmancipatedChild legally emancipates himself from them, them]], and [[WalkingTheEarth wanders around the world seeking a new family]] with a deadline of Labor Day; if he doesn't find a new family by then, he will be placed in an orphanage. Along the way, he encounters parents that are [[CaptainEthnic Texan, Alaskan, Hawaiian, Amish, etc]], and tries to blend in with each group of parents (well, not the Amish). He finally decides that his own parents are the best with the help of a guardian angel (Creator/BruceWillis) who uses [[PaperThinDisguise several guises throughout the film]]. However a conniving kid friend of his, Winchell, used the publicity North's escapades garnered to rally kids everywhere to make their parents more subservient to them. Knowing that North reconciling with his parents would undermine this, he plots to have him killed.
21st Nov '16 9:48:45 AM MoPete
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* FantastyKeepsake: North finds the quarter in his pocket, complete with bullet hole, that he got in his Texas Family Fantasy [[OrWasItADream after waking up.]]

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* FantastyKeepsake: FantasyKeepsake: North finds the quarter in his pocket, complete with bullet hole, that he got in his Texas Family Fantasy [[OrWasItADream after waking up.]]
21st Nov '16 9:48:26 AM MoPete
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* FantastyKeepsake: North finds the quarter in his pocket, complete with bullet hole, that he got in his Texas Family Fantasy [[OrWasItADream after waking up.]]
4th Oct '16 8:37:24 AM SpukiKitty
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* ShootTheMoney: Creator/DanAykroyd and Music/RebaMcEntire appear as the [[EverythingIsBigInTexas stereotypical Texan family]], and sing the film's only song, a parody of the ''{{Series/Bonanza}}'' theme song, despite ''North'' not being a musical (and despite ''Bonanza'' actually being set in '''Nevada'''). [[spoiler:And it's also possibly {{Foreshadowing}} since the movie's AllJustADream.]]
7th Sep '16 8:51:30 AM SpukiKitty
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* FalseFriend: Winchell, at first, appears to be North's buddy from school but he later turns into some evil kid overlord who wants North dead.
3rd Aug '16 7:30:00 AM JRSL88
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(Cut to next shot where North's parents reading the article and faint.)

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(Cut to next shot where North's parents reading the article and faint.) [[DontExplainTheJoke Get it?]])
9th Jun '16 12:14:14 PM rjd1922
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An 11-year-old boy named North (Creator/ElijahWood) tires of his parents (Creator/JasonAlexander and [[Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus Julia Louis Dreyfus]]), [[ParentalAbandonment who never pay any attention to him]] even though he's a model student, athlete, and even actor. He legally emancipates himself from them, and [[WalkingTheEarth wanders around the world seeking a new family]] with a deadline of Labor Day; if he doesn't find a new family by then, he will be placed in an orphanage. Along the way, he encounters parents that are [[CaptainEthnic Texan, Alaskan, Hawaiian, Amish, etc]], and tries to blend in with each group of parents (well, not the Amish). He finally decides that his own parents are the best with the help of a guardian angel (Creator/BruceWillis) who uses [[PaperThinDisguise several guises throughout the film]]. However a conniving kid friend of his, Winchell, used the publicity North's escapades garnered to rally kids everywhere to make their parents more subservient to them. Knowing that North reconciling with his parents would undermine this, he plots to have him killed.

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An 11-year-old boy named North (Creator/ElijahWood) tires of his parents (Creator/JasonAlexander and [[Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus Julia Louis Dreyfus]]), [[ParentalAbandonment [[ParentalNeglect who never pay any attention to him]] even though he's a model student, athlete, and even actor. He legally emancipates himself from them, and [[WalkingTheEarth wanders around the world seeking a new family]] with a deadline of Labor Day; if he doesn't find a new family by then, he will be placed in an orphanage. Along the way, he encounters parents that are [[CaptainEthnic Texan, Alaskan, Hawaiian, Amish, etc]], and tries to blend in with each group of parents (well, not the Amish). He finally decides that his own parents are the best with the help of a guardian angel (Creator/BruceWillis) who uses [[PaperThinDisguise several guises throughout the film]]. However a conniving kid friend of his, Winchell, used the publicity North's escapades garnered to rally kids everywhere to make their parents more subservient to them. Knowing that North reconciling with his parents would undermine this, he plots to have him killed.
18th May '16 6:26:44 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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** When describing the Miami heat (the weather, not the team), Bruce Willis says, "Your balls stick to your leg like crazy glue!"

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** When describing the Miami heat (the weather, not the team), Bruce Willis says, "Your balls stick to your leg like crazy glue!"Krazy Glue!"
30th Mar '16 1:02:22 PM Fighteer
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->''"I hated this movie. Hated hated hated hated hated this movie. Hated it. Hated every simpering stupid vacant audience-insulting moment of it. Hated the sensibility that thought anyone would like it. Hated the implied insult to the audience by its belief that anyone would be entertained by it."''

->''"It's junk. First class junk"''
-->--'''Creator/GeneSiskel''' and '''Creator/RogerEbert''' telling you everything you need to know about this turkey.
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