Where is Michael Oliver today? We round up trivia about the anti-family flick from He sets fires. He ruins birthday parties. He literally beats the opposing Little League team into submission. He does about as much bad stuff as you can in a PG-rated movie. And by forging a real bond with his adoptive father, Ben John Ritter , Junior actually gets a happy ending at the end of the movie, in spite of all the havoc wreaked. I have a decent job.
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Spelling Help Is Here! Try Now! A problem child is a child who is considered difficult The term is also used as a metaphor for a persistently trying or demanding person, thing, or responsibility. The term spread in the press by at least a edition of The Age , an Australian newspaper. The severity of problem child weakened with time, suggesting more of a rowdy and mischievous child, rather than one with developmental challenges. In , the term was further popularized by the box-office success of the American comedy film Problem Child.
Skip to Content. In an attempt to elicit laughs, the world is portrayed as filled with people who are some combination of stupid, mean, vengeful, materialistic, and oblivious. The film also presents a very negative picture of adoption. Authority figures are seen as ineffectual, uncaring, and clownish. The one loving parent is naive and inept. Children and most adults are depicted as selfish, unkind, and materialistic. Bigotry is used as a source of humor. Strictly cartoon violence throughout. A 7-year-old child is responsible for car crashes, including a man atop a careening, out-of-control vehicle; nuns slipping and falling; fist fights; men toppling from high places; setting fire to a house; and more. In addition, there's a bear attack, a prison break, and an exaggeratedly violent criminal wields a gun and kidnaps the boy and his adopted mom.