King Arthur in Hollywood

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Kieran Culkin stars as Kevin, a terminally ill but strong-willed young boy who finds friendship with an illiterate social outcast, Max (Elden Henson). Using the legend of King Arthur, the boys realize that together they are braver and stronger than they are as individuals. The director Peter Chelsom works to handle the bonding as the boys confront persecutors and their past memories. The adult casting includes Sharon Stone as Kevin's perfect mother Gwen, and Gillian Anderson as the other side of the street floozy girlfriend version to provide support in the dark moments for Max. A little sentimental and predictable in the end, but a nice family film with a little bit of King Arthur's myth.