Cody and I went to see Lilo & Stitch when it came out in theaters back 2002. I really love this movie. But Gabriel also really loves this movie, so I have some things to say now that I've seen it 745 times:
1. All of the kids are, in proportion to the adults, about the height that Gabriel was at 8 months old. Gabriel is not, and has never been, a tall child. I only know that they are creepy midget kids and NOT infants with curious amounts of hair because they walk and talk.
2. Despite Lilo's freaky shortness, I have deduced that she must be approximately 5 years old, based on the fact that she can read and write, yet unabashedly rides a tricycle. Given her age, WHAT. THE. FUCK. Her older sister Nani is Lilo's guardian (their parents are dead), and there's this concept pushed on the viewer that OF COURSE her sister is the best parent for her and BOO on Social Services for trying to intervene. But Nani is terribly irresponsible and frankly frightening. Lilo is regularly unsupervised both at home AND wandering around town by HERSELF. That? Not okay. So you're getting social security for your dead parents, and I know for a fact that orphaned little five-year-olds qualify for all sorts of social services, if you have to go be a waitress, yeah, it's a really really bad idea to leave your preschool aged ward alone in town for several hours. The government would CERTAINLY pay for some sort of supervised care when you were not available. There are tourists swarming your island home. Do you know how easily your little baby sister love could get hurt??? So I'm totally not supportive of that family dynamic. I don't think it's the best situation for Lilo at all.
3. You're struggling, overwhelmed, and never home. You apparently do not have enough time for your baby sister. You are apparently are struggling financially. You get a dog??