Corny, but better than average family entertainment. Awkward, chubby, 10-year-old Mitch Musser (Andy Lawrence) nicknamed "Mess" by his so-called friends is the kind of kid who's always the last to be picked for football and whose best friend
is an oak tree. Overshadowed by his high-school quarterback brother (Matt Lawrence) and coddled by his understanding mother (Naomi Judd), Mitch spends most of his free time up in the branches of a majestic tree that he and the rest of the small town of Wagstaff have named "Old Oak," talking to it
until dinnertime. Mitch's father (Robert Forster), meanwhile, has been fighting to convince a plastics firm to build a ...