A quirky timeless story that reflects on the value of life within the bounds of a family of memorable characters. I enjoyed its original juxtaposition of magic and mundane. At times the story seems to be a medieval fairy tale and then someone pops up with a cell phone or a car to shake things up! I loved the premise of Lonny's magic and the severe conundrums it presents. And finally, the cast is wonderful. However, I was less taken with the storytelling, which I found uneven and difficult to follow.