North (1994 film)

North (or: North - parents, no thanks! ) Is an American comedy film directed by Rob Reiner from 1994 The screenplay is based on a novel by Alan Zweibel. .


The parents of the eleven North do not have time for the boy. The lawyer Arthur Belt brings the issue to court. The judge decides that North find new parents within a few months or had to go to an orphanage. North embarks on a quest - and knows in the end his own parents appreciate.


  • James Berardinelli wrote on ReelViews that the number of successes by Rob Reiner as When Harry Met Sally and A Few Good Men would end. He criticized especially some disturbing ( long part ) lateral columns of the plot.
  • Roger Ebert said in the Chicago Sun - Times of 22 July 1994 that watching this film was one of the most unpleasant experiences that he ever made. He stressed several times that he " hate " the film. This was one of the worst movies that were ever made.


  • Elijah Wood was nominated for his role in 1995 for a Saturn Award.
  • Matthew McCurley won the 1995 a Young Artist Award. The film was nominated for this award in the category of Best Comedy and Elijah Wood as the main character.
  • The six nominations for the 1995 Golden Raspberry concerned Bruce Willis, Dan Aykroyd, Kathy Bates, Rob Reiner and the screenwriters.


The comedy was filmed in Alaska, Hawaii, California, New Jersey, New York and South Dakota. Your production cost about 40 million U.S. dollars and played in the U.S. cinemas $ 7,100,000 a.