• Boys (1996)

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Release Date: August 3rd, 2003

DVD Release Date: March 4th, 2003

PG-13|1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary
Fed up with boarding school and frustrated with the way others have planned his life, John Baker Jr. (Lukas Haas) wants a change -- anything to shake up his staid routine. The moment arrives when he stumbles upon a woman, Patty Vare (Winona Ryder), unconscious in a field. Deciding to risk it, John takes her to his dorm to look after her, much to the disapproval of his friends. John's decision proves fateful as he and Patty grow close to one another. However, she may be keeping secrets from him.

Cast: Winona Ryder, Lukas Haas, Skeet Ulrich, John C. Reilly, Bill Sage, Wiley Wiggins, Russell Young, Vivienne Shub

Director: Stacy Cochran

Genres: Mystery

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • This movie is not a collection of parts from other films. It's an original, and what it does best is show how strangers can become friends, and friends can become like family. show more

  • Its one flaw occurs when the film concocts a fake conflict between the women in an attempt to add some drama. The plot device doesn't do great damage, but it is enough to keep the film from being a hands-down four-star movie. show more

  • The film's occasional jarring shifts in tone are a liability, but not a fatal one: It's a character-driven piece and the beautifully-crafted characters mask the narrative flaws. show more

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