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The Boys Are Back

PG-13| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
After the untimely passing of his second wife, Joe (Clive Owen) must deal with his grief as he strives to find a way to raise his sons alone. The boys, Artie and Harry, are trying to cope with their own emotional baggage, so the three decide to throw convention to the wind and live by the words "just say yes." When things go wrong, Joe must find a way to behave more like a parent while maintaining the joys of a more-carefree life.

Cast: Clive Owen , Emma Booth , Laura Fraser , George MacKay , Nicholas McAnulty , Julia Blake , Chris Haywood , Erik Thomson

Director: Scott Hicks

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Miramax Films

The Boys Are Back (2009)

Release Date: September 25th, 2009|1 hr. 44 min.

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  • September 20, 2011 vekoerner
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    I thought this movie was worthwhile on several fronts; it made an insightful commentary on several aspects of modern society and its complicated relationships and problems, so much less common 40 years ago. It also demonstrated some very real human frailties and in the course of the story line showed how much adults and children alike have changed in that time. The scene in which a hoard of teenagers invade the house for a party and then ******** is all too true. All of the characters were convincing, the plot believable and the visuals of the movie\'s setting in rural and coastal South Australia truly evocative. I felt absorbed and involved to the last scene and came away satisfied, knowing the movie was one I would remember.

  • April 02, 2010 Daze
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    This film is brilliant! A moving and touching display of life, love, sadness, and joy. This was one of the most heartwarming films I've seen in awhile. Even if you're not into these types of films, I'd say, go for it and watch it.

  • November 26, 2009 MaryJane
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    Great movie! Dealing with the two boys and trying to live a life must have been a great challenge for him. Clive Own is a very insightful actor and truly brings out the best in this role. The young boys played their parts with a real sense of being actual kids. Superb acting by everyone. Would go to see it again.

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