The most alarming thing about this perfectly pleasant U.S. remake of 1994's LITTLE INDIAN, BIG CITY is the sight of Tim Allen in a loincloth. That said, this very Disney treatment of the classic fish out of water story ought to satisfy its intended audiences: kids and
the parents who must accompany them. Workaholic commodities trader Michael Cromwell (Allen) has a problem. His fashion-designer girlfriend (Lolita Davidovich) has made him a marriage proposal he can't refuse, but he's still hitched to the wife (Jobeth Williams) who left him and his
take-no-prisoners capitalist lifestyle 13 years earlier for the more congenial wilds of South America. Arriving in her remote village home, divorce papers in hand, Michael notices a blond wild child who doesn't look much like the other villagers. Young Mimi Siku (Sam Huntington), naturally, turns
out to be the son Michael never knew he had, and the laws of Hollywood plot devices demand that Michael take the boy back with him to New York City. While the results can't properly be called uproariously funny, they do involve scary spiders, sulky kittens and high-strung business associates, all
washed down with a surprising quantity of alcohol. Love Tim Allen? Looking for a movie to see with the whole family? Then this might be the film for you. Otherwise, there's really no reason to bother.
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- Released: 1997
- Rating: PG
- Review: The most alarming thing about this perfectly pleasant U.S. remake of 1994's LITTLE INDIAN, BIG CITY is the sight of Tim Allen in a loincloth. That said, this very Disney treatment of the classic fish out of water story ought to satisfy its intended audien… (more)