YMMV / Secondhand Lions

  • Ending Fatigue: First, scrapped version of the ending. It drags for almost 10 minutes of Padding to drive exactly the same point home - that the uncles' stories were true. Even the Sheik personally shows up in it, just for the sake of being there.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Walter's mother crosses this when she decides to have Stan stay with her, even though he almost killed her own son.
    • She possibly crossed it even earlier, when she allowed Stan to take Walter out to the barn. She clearly knew what was going to happen, but let it happen anyway.
      • Although we later see her emerging from the house, along with Hub and Garth. This troper thinks she, lacking willpower to confront Stan by herself, went to get help and waked her uncles up.
      • For that matter, Stan.
  • Tear Jerker: The second half of the movie. They're happy tears though.
    • Jasmine's (the lion) death while trying to protect Walter.
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