Rooting interest? How about interest, period? The feel-good status the film seems intent on achieving remains well out of reach.
The pathos and hard truths trotted out in the third act are crowbarred into this slapstick vehicle as if flown in from another movie.
An elite surgeon is selected to operate on the President of the United States. The night before the operation, her family is taken hostage, with the demand that the President dies.
This enjoyable comedy about a summer vacation that changes a teenager’s life goes right to the front of the class as a charmer, representing a sparkling alternative to the bombast of the summer movie season.
Call this one a film buff’s dream.