Most will probably just write this off as DTV-fluff. It might be, but it's also a very good family comedy. The interaction between Lulu Wilson and Lou Diamond Philips carries the film and the story was actually pretty funny (and ridiculous).
It's been at least 12 years since I saw this. I don't remember much, but I remember being disappointed. Later I bought the Keith Emerson soundtrack which I've played a lot since then.
While rewatching this, the soundtrack now played like a familiar character, and added an extra level of enjoyment on my part. There's still quite a few things that don't work, but going in with different expectations (and my love for the soundtrack) made this a much better experience this second time around. Not sure if it would still hold up on repeat viewings though.