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Harold: Disaster at the Movies!

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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REMEMBER THAT TIME I WON AN OSCAR? Gooding, Shannon (Photo: Getty Images) Harold might not be the worst movie in the world, but its producer and director are trying to do something about that.

It's a tale of a 13-year-old boy (Spencer Breslin) with male pattern baldness, a tiny version of a 50-year-old, who's trying to fit in at a new school in a new town. The concept is hysterical on paper, but the execution did not work at the film's premiere in Manhattan this week. Exacerbating problems with the predictable script, clichéd jokes, and atrocious acting were producer Morris Levy and director T. Sean Shannon, who ruined nearly every moderately humorous scene (and there were precisely four, that we counted) by shouting, "Hey. HEY! Watch what he's gonna do with his hands!"

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