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Title:
The dress code
Author:
Kilpatrick, David.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : MGM Home Entertainment, [2001]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Bruno, whose parents are divorced, is an eight-year-old spelling bee whiz, who likes to dress in an unique manner. At his Catholic school he is the favorite target of the schoolyard bullies, and even Mother Superior doesn't like or understand his uniqueness. His mom is all for being different, while his dad sees him as being weak. Bruno's grandmother steps in to try and understand, while at the same time trying to get her son, Bruno's dad, to accept his son, just the way he is.
General Note:
Title from cassette label.

Videocassette release of the 1999 motion picture.

For specific features see interactive menu.

Closed-captioned.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13.
ISBN:
9780792849858
UPC:
027616860941
Format :
DVD

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Shirley MacLaine makes her feature directorial debut with this offbeat comedy. Bruno (Alex D. Linz) is an eight-year-old boy attending a Catholic school; he is bright, is a good student, and wants to become an etymologist. He also likes to wear dresses, which causes him plenty of problems -- bullies beat him up on a regular basis, and the school's Mother Superior (Kathy Bates) thinks that something must be wrong with him. Bruno's mother Angela (Stacey Halprin), who tips the scales at 450 pounds, has just lost her husband Dino (Gary Sinise) to trampy Donna Marie (Joey Lauren Adams). With her pal Dolores (Jennifer Tilly) giving Angela regular reports on Dino's activities, she's too occupied to worry much about her son. When Bruno is hurt one day while wearing a skirt, he's taken to the hospital; with Angela suffering from a heart attack and Dino refusing to look after him, it falls to his grandmother Helen (MacLaine) to take care of the boy. But Bruno has finally found a playmate at school who doesn't find him strange -- Shaniqua (Kaimi Davael), a young black girl who wants to be a cowgirl. While Bruno was Shirley MacLaine's first attempt at directing a fictional film, it was not her first experience behind the camera; she previously made the Oscar-nominated documentary The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


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