Which film concerns a boy living with his eccentric uncles, at summertime in the middle of nowhere?
The 2003 film that concerns a boy living with his eccentric uncles, in the summertime in the middle of nowhere is entitled "Secondhand Lions". This film is about a shy adolescent boy, Walter (Haley Joel Osment). He is taken by his greedy mother (Kyra Sedgwick) to spend the summer with his two hard-boiled great-uncles, Hub (Robert Duvall) and Garth (Michael Caine). These old guys are rumored to possess a great fortune. At first, the two old men, both set in their ways, find Walter's presence a nuisance, but they eventually warm up to the boy and regale him with tall tales from their past. In return, Walter helps reawaken their youthful spirit.
"Secondhand Lions" is an American comedy-drama that was written and directed by Tim McCanlies. It was produced by David Kirschner, Scott Ross, and Corey Sienega. The film's distribution was by New Line Cinema in September 2003. Besides starring Osment, Sedgwick, Duvall, and Caine, the film features Nicky Katt, Josh Lucas, Michael O'Neill, Deirdre O'Connell, Christian Kane, Daniel Brooks, Kevin Haberer, Eric Balfour, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Adam Ozturk, Adrian Pasdar, Mitchel Musso, Marc Musso, and Jennifer Stone.
"Secondhand Lions" received positive reviews from critics, with Osment's, Duvall's, and Caine's performances singled out for particular praise. 'Time Out' called it "not a complicated film, but warm and clever". It made a profit; it cost $30 million US dollars and made $77 million at the box office.