Let me just say first off that I love this film. It was the first time we caught a glimpse of what Tom Hanks would eventually evolve into, one of the great dramatic actors we have today. Plus it's just an all around sweet story. A scene that never fails to make me smile is seeing him and Robert Loggia dance 'Chop sticks' on that massive keyboard. There is however a couple of aspects of the film that have bothered me for some time, since watching it again last year actually. I've seen the film countless times since it's release but my gripes became evident upon that viewing last year and they are as follows... 1. The portrayal of a boy who is suppposed to be 13 just isn't accurate. The kid who plays Josh in the beginning of the film is fine, it's only when Tom Hanks becomes Josh that this problem arises. O.k., he's thirteen right, but he still has an interest in toys!? Now, I know that he's old enough to still be in touch with those child feelings and know what a kid would and would not want to play with so I can kind of excuse that, but he seems to have a genuin interest in playing with them and that I can't really buy, not from a kid his age. Which leads me to my next point... 2. His apparent lack of interest in girls. In the beginning of the film when he's goofing off with Billy with the baseball cards they see the cute blonde from school and Josh seems to notice and obviously like her. He see's her again at the fair and again, he obviously likes her. Now... When Tom Hanks becomes Josh, he behaves more like a 9 or 10 year old instead of 13. Notice the scene when he's got Elizebeth Perkins up in his loft and she's trying her damndest to seduce him, he seems completely uninterested and even more so UNAWARE of her sexual advances towards him! I would think that a boy of 13 would be painfully aware of what she was getting at, especially when she's in his bunk bed looking hot as she was. Instead, Josh shows her his "glow-in-the-dark compass ring"!? It's not consistant to how he was acting in the start of the film. My only guess is that Penny Marshall wanted to withhold that until later in the film when Josh and Susan's relationship got deeper, still, it just doesn't make sense to me. And also, would a 13 year old do that disgusting bit with the cream covered cherry? I doubt it. As I said though, I love the film, and despite what it sounds like, I love Tom Hanks' performance even more. These are just things that i've noticed about the film even though they do bother me just a tad. While I watch the film I can push them aside and still enjoy it very much.