For months, Glenn Beck has been hyping the faith film "Little Boy," repeatedly telling everyone in his audience to go and see it:
Family movies have a new gold standard.
I just watched it with my son. Grand slam! This is the movie of the highest Walt Disney Magic. The man not the company.
It is pure gold and yet even a rarer find. Perfect story telling.
Great story, full of hope, great message, God centered but non believers will love this too. It is beautiful in the way aviator was beautiful on film. The acting is A+. The casting is wonderful.
Jakob Salvati Aka "little boy" jumps off the screen will capture your heart and never let go.
This is the way movies should be made.
Don't go out to support this movie because it has the spirit we beg for and NEVER SEE, go and see this because it is a great movie that you will never forget.
Grab your spouse, your kids, go on a date, go alone or bring a friend and their family just see this film.
I believe in miracles, because my son and I just witnessed one. It's name is little boy.
When the movie finally came out two weeks ago, movie critics did not share Beck's love for the film, as it wound up with a mere 17 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which Beck naturally felt was some sort of conspiracy to tank to film.
In an effort to salvage the movie, Beck featured one of its producers on both his television program and radio show last week, even going so far as to beg his audience to go and see it over the weekend, repeatedly likening it to the works of Frank Capra and Norman Rockwell:
Please go see this weekend “Little Boy”. You will not be disappointed. I warn you, it’s Frank Capra. So if you didn’t like Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. If you didn’t like, you know, It’s a Wonderful Life ... You know, if you don’t like Norman Rockwell, you’re not going to like this. But if you have that heart for America of what it really can be, you’re going to love this movie ... Go see this movie. Please, take your family. Take your friends. Take your friend’s family. Don’t even ask the parents. Just disappear the children for a couple of hours. And go see “Little Boy”. You will love it! Truly love it. Thank you so much.
All of Beck's efforts to hype the film do not appear to have worked, as the weekend gross dropped by more than 71 percent from the week before as the film took in less than $800,000: