The story of a young man moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he’s compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls, and that a tough girl at his school named Beatrice has some connection with the barefoot boy, who has some connection with vandalism at the construction site. When they realize that a population of endangered burrowing owls is threatened by new construction the kids decide to take on crooked politicians and bumbling cops in the hope of saving their new friends.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG for mild bullying and brief language
It’s a kids movie. I saw it a week early. If you’re over 15, you will think it’s a dumb movie. It’s sort of like the thinking in 1971 when “Billy Jack” came out. I saw it again in 1975, and thought, “What a piece of crap.” Anyway, it’s a nice thought — protecting the owls — but the problem I have with the movie is that too much of it is illogical. While he is getting bullied, the main character sees another kid running barefoot. So he immediately thinks the barefoot kid is somehow connected to the vandalism that’s taking place at the construction site. He immediately becomes friends with the girl, who had threatened him. She then tells her life story to him. Jimmy Buffett, as a teacher on the first day of school, is teaching a college course to a bunch of seventh-graders. A hospital begins treatment of the barefoot kid without bothering to contact his parents. A policeman just walks into a classroom without bother to contact the office. My son liked it. I didn’t hate it. But I’ve seen better.
Director: Wil Shriner
Writers: Wil Shriner (screenplay), Carl Hiaasen (novel)
Stars: Logan Lerman, Luke Wilson, Brie Larson
Release Date: 5 May 2006 (USA)
Also Known As: Hoot
Filming Locations: Boca Grande, Florida, USA
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
File size : 1.73 GiB
Duration : 1 h 30 min
Overall bit rate : 2 728 kb/s