It’s a wonder, all right—a wonder that so many top Hollywood talents would choose to take part in this simple, uplifting children’s story about a ten-year-old boy whose genetic facial deformities make him an object of curiosity and occasional ridicule. And it’s a wonder that their moralizing efforts have paid off so effectively.
A larky, loopy coming-of-age story about a passionate, smart and creative millennial who’s startled to discover the life she’s got is not the life she expected. Nothing new here, actually, but in addition to being terribly funny, 'Mr. Roosevelt' feels totally now.