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The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

R| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
Francis Doyle (Emile Hirsch) and Tim Sullivan (Kieran Culkin), and their closest friends, are fighting the stultifying repression of their parish school. Foremost among the forces of evil is the stern and disapproving nun, Sister Assumpta (Jodie Foster), who rules their lives. She seizes their artwork one day, setting the boys on an obsessed trail of revenge that ultimately changes their lives.

Cast: Kieran Culkin , Jena Malone , Emile Hirsch , Vincent D'Onofrio , Jodie Foster , Jake Richardson , Tyler Long ,

Director: Peter Care

Genres: Drama

Distributor: ThinkFilm

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)

Release Date: June 14th, 2002|1 hr. 45 min.

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  • First-time director Peter Care crafts something darkly funny and touching from a coming-of-age fable that might have drifted into formula without deeply felt performances from Culkin and Hirsch and dazzling animation from Todd McFarlane (Spawn) that brings the boys' comic fantasies to jolting life. show more

  • A touching but odd mix of live action and animation. show more

  • Essentially a coming-of-age story set in working-class North Carolina in the 1970s. But it's so startlingly original that it transcends the genre. This is a wonderful film, from puckish start to momentous finish. show more

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