Elijah Wood stars as Mark Twain's young runaway Huckleberry Finn in this smartly handled Disney drama. Set in America's Deep South during the 1840s, it follows the irrepressible vagabond as he befriends the escaped slave Jim (Courtney B Vance) only to find that their destinies are already intertwined. Ron Perlman, Robbie Coltrane and Jason Robards are amongst the many rogues and chancers who stand in the way of their freedom while director Stephen Sommers demonstrates the sense of adventure that made him a perfect fit for The Mummy series.
Courtney B Vance
Authentic Mississippi locations and a good sense of period combine to help get a feel for Mark Twain's classic tale of young Huck Finn, who escapes from his brutal father and --- meeting up with Jim, a runaway slave --- sets off on a series of adventures. Elijah Wood's Huck is a little too cute to be the self-reliant ragamuffin the book describes, but all the supporting cast, including Jason Robards, are spot-on.