Mike & Rus finally sat down to discuss Disney’s The Kid, a feel-good film about Russ Duritz (Bruce Willis), a grumpy, lonely man who’s about to turn 40, who is visited by his younger self, Rusty (Spencer Breslin), who’s about to turn 8. No time machine needed in this story, just good old-fashioned magic! This is one of Rus’s favorite movies, and not just because the main characters share his name (or because of the lovely Emily Mortimer or the consumate Lily Tomlin). Why? You’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out.
And if you haven’t seen the movie, watch it first, then listen to our podcast (as usual, duh). And check out the DVD commentary with director Jon Turtletaub and star Spencer Breslin (age 8), one of the best commentary tracks there is (according to Rus). The Kid was written by Audrey Wells (Under the Tuscan Sun, Shall We Dance).