The Real Howard Spitz
Howard Spitz is a cranky, has-been detective-novelist out of money and out of luck—until he meets 8-year-old Samantha, who convinces him he has what it takes to write children’s books.
“The Real Howard Spitz” is a story about a washed-up detective-novel writer and a young girl who helps him create a successful children’s book series “Crafty Cow.” The girl assists Howard in exchange for his help in finding her father, a man who left her mother before she was born. Together they learn how to care for and about each other. It is a fun story, where, in the end, both learn lessons of importance. Unfortunately this version of the film uses language that prevents Dove from awarding a seal to an otherwise inspiring story.