Apparently this film has received lots of critical backlash, but I found it absolutely adorable. Then again, I am also a huge fan of Elijah Wood. I thought his portrayal of North, a youngster who seeks to find new parents, positively charming. Granted, there were some absolutely ridiculous parts of the movie (like the end) but it made me “feel good,” which I think is incredibly important in a film like this. I also found it very reminiscent of Matilda and would be tempted to write G-rated fluffy adorable friendship!fic between Matilda and North.