I thought this film was very great, I picked a copy up from the store because of Joseph Mazzello, I already knew the film would be good because he was in it considering hes always starring in 4 or 5 star worthy films. The film had a great cast, there were many funny parts, especially at the beginning when Charles (Mazzello) is "kidnapped" by his grandfather and friend Chuck, the whole ride over is really funny and most of the comedy comes from the driver who was forced to drive them. The scenery was great and I would expect that considering the film was filmed at the location the movie is supposed to take place at, North Dakota. Many people compare the film to SecondHand Lions saying that it just copy'd the film but they fail to realize that SecondHand Lions actually came out AFTER this film, Wooly Boys was originally released in theaters for a limited release in 2001 but finally arived on DVD right now in 2005. SecondHand Lions came out in 2004, three years after Wooly Boys, so that really annoys me, SecondHand Lions was also a great film though. Pick up a copy, you probably won't be dissapointed.
The general plot outline is about a young man, in his late teens, Charles (Joseph Mazzello who stars in Jurassic Park and Simon Birch), Charles is all about the city and wouldn't have it any other way but when his grandfather gets tricked into going to the hospital to get a checkup on a sickness he has, his grandfathers friend, Chuck, comes to take him out, and after succeeding, take Charles along with them to there ranch out in North Dakota. Along the way, Charles finally realizes the beauty of nature and learns to have a great time, and in the end, becomes a 'wooly boy.'
The film is very heartwarming and in the end, turns into a sad, but funny tale that makes you want to go out and travel into the world of nature and adventure.