Simon Birch

While it's true that interesting books rarely make interesting movies, they can, in the right hands, be dumbed down into perfectly good family entertainment. Writer-director Mark Steven Johnson has just those hands: He's taken John Irving's beloved and deeply religious novel, A Prayer for Owen Meany, and turned it into a nicely played but wholly unadventurous...read more

Where to Watch

Available to Stream

Next on TV

Watch See all »

Fri May 5 7:45am
Simon Birch HBO2

Tale of a 12-year-old New England boy with a genetic disorder that causes dwarfism and his determination to overcome those physical shortcomings. The boy's faith inspires friendship and admiration in Joe, a young man with a difficult family situation.

I’ll Watch93 Watching

Cast & Details See all »

  • Released: 1998
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: While it's true that interesting books rarely make interesting movies, they can, in the right hands, be dumbed down into perfectly good family entertainment. Writer-director Mark Steven Johnson has just those hands: He's taken John Irving's beloved and dee… (more)

Show More »

Trending TonightSee all »

Watch This

Samantha Bee, <em>Full Frontal with Samantha Bee</em>
5 Things to Watch This Weekend - April 29-30, 2017

Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner, American Gods and more

Shop