This was filmed in Woodstock,IL, and it is amazing how much of the town is in the film. You walk through the town, and you recognize almost every piece of it from a scene in the movie. I give props to the director for utilizing one location for all of the scenes and not falling back to some backlot somewhere for the "canned" location.
Ladies and Gentleman, this is the story of Josh Radde's life from six to sixteen. For every movie he saw, he would write a sequel and then film it in the backyard. Who can forget such greats as: Lawn in Sixty Seconds (he stole lawn chairs from around the nieghborhood), Big Red Ball 1-9, and James Bond:Goldeneye Academy (Mastering Nintendo 64).