As kid-friendly Disney flicks go, you could do worse than this tale of a girl who befriends a super-powered squirrel. Yes, all kinds of slapstick hijinks dominate the proceedings, but it never tries too hard and is content to be a light and breezy way to kill a weekend afternoon. It definitely has its moments, not the least of which is the sit-up-and-take-notice performance of young Matilda Lawler.

3/5 stars