Max is an intellectually challenged teenage misfit. He's had a rough time of it. When he was a child he witnessed his father murdering his mother. After that, his father went to jail and Max was sent to live with his grandparents, who remained saddened and embittered by their daughter's murder for a long time to come.
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Max's life changes forever when a new family moves next door. The new family consists of a single mother and a highly intelligent teen named Kevin who is suffering from a progressive disease called Morquio Syndrome. Max secretly watches the boy on crutches launch his invention, a mechanical bird. The next day the boys have an unpleasant encounter in gym glass when another boy knocks Kevin down with a basketball and blames it on Max.
The boys meet again when Kevin is assigned as Max's reading tutor. Kevin inspires Max to appreciate reading by using his imagination to make meaning out of words and sentences.
Despite Max's resistance the boys develop a friendship. Kevin is the brain and and Max is the body. Max carries Kevin around on Max's shoulders, and Kevin helps Max navigate sticky situations, like escaping from the hooligan schoolmates that chase them around. Together the boys take on injustices like the knights in the book Kevin teaches Max to read. They return a woman's stolen purse, and defend a young woman who's being harrassed in a coffee shop. It seems that together they can take on anything.
But when Max's father is released from prison, they face their most challenging mission of all. Max's father kidnaps him and Kevin helps Max not only to escape, but to rescue another inocent victim, an old female friend of Max's father. Their victory is sweet, but soon after Kevin's health deteriorates rapidly. Kevin leaves Max a blank book in which to write their story.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jennifer