Mini-Mask, this is the perfect storm of sentimentality and sweetness. The set up alone is enough to make you reach for the nearest Kleenex: a boy with a facial deformity moves from being home schooled by his mother (Julia Roberts) to the unprotected world of prep school, where he navigates the treacherous waters of casual kid cruelty. And his sister has her own issues because she feels left out given the attention given the boy. And the dog, the ‘effin dog! What is it with Owen Wilson movies and their casual approach to the lives of dogs (see The Royal Tenenbaums and Marley & Me)? It all becomes too much at the end, and you feel a little pummeled, but it is still worth the watch. Last thought: a sweet kid says “when it is between being right and being kind, be kind.” And on its surface, that seems like the right call. It certainly is heartwarming. Until you realize the insidious reach of the phrase, which essentially equates to the Fall of Western Civilization.