This movie probably and most likely is scandously underrated by many people who do not get the message. Some movies dont have to be all explosions and violence, SOME movies actualy have a message and this one tells it with such great emotion and depth, that you half to love it.
Unlike many childhood movies this film does a great job of portraying coming of age as a painful and tumultuous process. Giving up childhood fantasies and learning to accept responsibility for one's actions is a difficult process we all must undergo. Max learns about handling relationships and managing his anger.
Great film for adults, kids, and tweens. Highly recommended :)