• Little Boy (2015)

Little Boy

Release Date: April 24th, 2015

PG-13 |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

When auto mechanic James Busbee (Michael Rapaport) is sent to fight the Japanese during World War II, he leaves behind his wife (Emily Watson) and two sons, London (David Henrie) and Pepper (Jakob Salvati). Pepper feels his father's absence most keenly, and can't wait for him to return home. An encounter with a magician (Ben Chaplin) and advice from a priest (Tom Wilkinson) convince Pepper that the power to bring his dad back safely may be within himself and his actions.

Cast: Jakob Salvati, Emily Watson, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Michael Rapaport, David Henrie, Tom Wilkinson, Ted Levine, Kevin James

Director: Alejandro Monteverde

Genres: Historical drama , War

Production Co: Metanoia Films

Distributors: Open Road

Keywords: Emotional, Brother, 1940s, Creative, Charming, Wife, House, Love, Growing up, Son

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Stephen FarberThe Hollywood Reporter

    What makes it intermittently palatable even to non-believers is that it acknowledges some of the darker truths of the era. show more

  • 40
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

    Most impressively, the film admits that the line between faith and magical thinking isn’t as solid as most believers would care to admit — and the Church knows it. Unfortunately, these worthwhile ideas are contained in a phony-baloney tale more artificial than a polyester teddy bear stuffed with Splenda and Cheez Whiz — and just as appealing. show more

  • 30
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    A drearily sincere movie about faith and tolerance, Little Boy boasts plenty of good intentions but very little else. show more

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