Secondhand Lions is the heart-warming story of a young boy, his eccentric uncles, and a worn-out lion. While Hub and Garth are delighted to see him back, Walter insists there have to be changes: His uncles must involve themselves in his education and live carefully, as he wants them to die of old age. She hints at a mystery and a hidden treasure. Hearing tales of their exotic adventures involving kidnapped princesses, Arabian sheiks and lost treasure, not only brings him closer to his uncles but also teaches him what it means to believe in something. At first shocked by his uncles' unconventional behavior that includes ordering African lions through the mail, the boy soon becomes enthralled with unraveling the mystery that has followed the uncles for years. Then they order a lion for an animal target and end up with an aging, tame, retired circus lioness, which they turn over to Walter as a pet.
This Secondhand Lions Movie Guide consists of 11 high-level, short answer and essay questions that will do more than just ask your students to regurgitate information. Later, Walter will find out his great-uncles' big secret, and rumors say that Hub and Garth, Walter's great-uncles, have stolen a lot of gold and money. Hearing tales of their exotic adventures involving kidnapped princesses, Arabian sheiks and lost treasure, not only brings him closer to his uncles but also teaches him what it means to believe in something -- whether it's true or not. In return, Walter helps reawaken their youthful spirit. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: Comedy drama Production Co: Avery Pix, David Kirschner Productions, Digital Domain Distributors: New Line Cinema Keywords: , , ,. In a series of flashbacks, Garth tells Walter the story of their African past, during which Hub fell in love with an Arab princess named Jasmine after whom Walter names the lioness who was promised to a powerful.
Finally Hub won a duel against the Sheik but spared his life, warning him to cease the manhunt. This may have been the inspiration for the scene in which Hub Robert Duvall also fights and defeats four men single-handedly, while Caine and Haley Joel Osment's characters watch. For his part, Walter persuades his uncles to try spending some of their money, generally with disastrous results. A boy named Walter is dropped by his mother Mae at his great-uncles' house. When Walter asks to hear more from Hub, his uncle reveals that Jasmine and their baby died in childbirth.
Late one evening, Walter trails Garth and discovers they have a room filled with money underneath the barn. They, in turn, sit on their porch with shotguns, shooting at the salesmen. Self-centered and too busy chasing her own dreams to be bothered with her son, Mae leaves the dismayed boy at a remote farm to be cared for by his two uncles. A shy adolescent boy, Walter Haley Joel Osment , is taken by his greedy mother Kyra Sedgwick to spend the summer with his two hard-boiled great-uncles, Hub Robert Duvall and Garth Michael Caine , who are rumored to possess a great fortune. While the uncles sleep, Stan and Mae demand that Walter reveal the location of his uncles' fortune, claiming they were actually. The eccentric bachelors buy a lion to shoot for sport, but Walter adopts it for a pet when they discover it to be old, tired, and tame.
Comedy, drama, and swashbuckling adventure combine to tell this coming of age story of a shy young lad and two tired men who discover a new world through the eyes of one another. Please see the product images for example questions from this movie guide and download a free, complete movie guide for or to see the general quality of my questions and movie guides. Here is a method that worked for me: 1. . While loading 50-pound bags of Lion Chow, Hub passes out and is taken to the hospital.
This comedic and touching family film follows the adventures of a shy young boy who is sent to spend the summer with his eccentric uncles. At first, the two old men, both set in their ways, find Walter's presence a nuisance, but they eventually warm up to the boy and regale him with tall tales from their past. Upset by his mother's betrayal and frightened of his aloof uncles, Walter struggles to adjust to his new environment. Seventeen years later, Walter is alerted by the sheriff of his uncles' deaths from a failed flying stunt with their biplane. A subplot develops around the photograph of a beautiful woman that Walter finds in the attic. At first shocked by his uncles' unconventional behavior that includes ordering African lions through the mail, the boy soon becomes enthralled with unraveling the mystery that has followed the uncles for years.
It needs to have a save function as well. Unwanted relatives, who have heard of a hidden treasure, come to visit in an attempt to get their names in the brothers' will, and Walter discovers a cache of money unlike anything he has ever seen. The next day, Walter leaves with his mother. Walter is given a room in the attic and is not welcomed at first, until they realize he annoys other gold-digging relatives who visit with their children. Jasmine, sensing Walter in danger, emerges from the cornfield and attacks Stan. In return, Walter helps reawaken their youthful spirit. When Haley Joel Osment's Mother drops him off to stay for a while with two old curmudgeons, a perceptive viewer can probably guess what happens next--but that knowledge doesn't detract from the fun-it's like a great fairy tale that you want to have told to you again, a sentimental rural fable rich with the kind of things kids and many adults like--lions that can be tamed, monoplanes that can be built, and worthwhile lessons that can be learned.
Students are encouraged to construct their own meaning throughout the film. Unsourced material may be challenged and. Meanwhile, Walter has adventures of his own. On leaving, they encounter four at a roadside store who draw knives on Hub, but are easily beaten by him in a fight. After students have completed the movie guide, ask them to save it in a designated google drive folder using a naming convention. Soon he discovers the photo of a woman hidden in his bedroom, and the mystery surrounding the two men deepens. This comedic and touching family film follows the adventures of a shy young boy who is sent to spend the summer with his eccentric uncles.