Holes (2003)

I should not have watched this film since I was planning on going through the Disney catalog on the new Disney+, but instead I picked this film on HBO because it said it was going away. Probably going to Disney+.

Holes is based on the 1998 novel of the same name starring Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, and a young Shia LaBeouf. Shia was just coming off of the success of the Disney Channel television series, Even Stevens. The story in Holes is divided into two parts: The kids who are on a juvenile detention camp. The other part is the legend of Katherine “Kissin’ Kate” Barlow and is shown via flashbacks based on what the kids are doing or finding. The kids at the detention camp are digging holes looking for “treasures” in the dried-up lake where the legend took place.

This award-winning young adult novel was released in 1998 and it was no wonder Disney picked it up and it was a great vehicle for LeBeouf. It’s a family film that adults can enjoy, probably even more than the kids. Its a wonderful film that would make Walt Disney proud.

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