Great performance by Wallace Shawn and some good dialogue make this a good show. Originally aired as part of PBS's "Wonderworks" program, and based on a short novel by Daniel Manus Pinkwater. Milo is the perfect junior-high nerd without becoming a caricature, and Wallace Shawn plays his character as the pure caricature that the role calls for. And the message of the movie? Why try to be perfect? Just be yourself. If your kid doesn't quite fit in (but not in the violent shoot-up-his-school way), show them this video and they will feel a lot better about themselves. Highly recommended.
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