This movie is a decent family film that was light on the comedy and a bit too light on the drama as it flip flopped through light scenes and what should have been more dramatic emotional scenes. After running away from the school bully Butterbutt (Jordy Becker), Daniel (Mark Rendall) makes it home in one piece to ask his dad Steve Harris (Nicholas Lea) for a pet. Steve steadfastly refuses. Later on that night Daniel is looking outside his window and sees a shooting star and wishes for a pet but his dad explains to him the reality of hard work as the way to achive your dreams, then puts him to bed. A few hours later Daniel wakes up to find an elephant in his back yard which he names Lumpy. The next morning Steve finds the elephant in his living room and calls the zoo to take care of his problem. After Steve goes to work Daniel convinces Steve's girlfriend Molly (Mia Sara) to let him take Lumpy to school for show and tell where Lumpy causes quite a stir but eventually he is taken to the local zoo. The midddle of the flim delves into subplots between Daniel and Butterbutt beating him up at school and the reasoning behind it, Steve's relationship with Molly, Molly trying to bond with Daniel and Steve being over protective of Daniel as they deal with the loss of his mother. Eventually Lumpy gets sick and the zoo wants to send him to San Diego for better care and Daniel and his intelligent buddy come up with a plan to rescue Lumpy from the zoo where we find out Lumpy has a unique ability.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Bobby Blades