This one is a movie for the kids, but with a message in it. This one fact, almost single handedly, makes it a winner. But come to look at it more closely and you would get bowled over by the simplicity and the light-heartedness that this movie is drenched in.
It’s the movie about a neighborhood called the Castle Hills. Cooper is a vivacious 11-year old boy, who happily leads his gang of neighborhood boys. The gang decides to help Mr. Wilson, a friendly resident, who loses his wedding ring. The mission to find his ring, in a very short time, promises a lot of complications and fun moments. From fooling his sister to growing over his own ego, Cooper goes about giving shape to his mission. With stellar performances by Kyle Kirk, Matt Moore and Ouida White, this movie is a delight to watch.
Sam Ditore does a wonderful job as the writer and director and gives the movie a very good-natured shape. Light, funny and breezy, this has everything that a movie for kids needs to have. Making it into the Dallas Film Festival, it earned quite a few accolades. It was shot in the Castle Hills area and therefore, provides a good snapshot of that place, though some may classify it as a marketing strategy, as it relies heavily on giving a complete account of the facilities that the place provides.