• The Mudge Boy (2004)

The Mudge Boy

Release Date: May 7th, 2004

DVD Release Date: May 9th, 2006

R |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

Ignored by his father, Edgar (Richard Jenkins), ostracized by the local children and torn apart by the recent death of his mother, young teen Duncan Mudge (Emile Hirsch) begins behaving strangely. At first, he seeks comfort in the company of his pet chicken, and later he begins dressing in his late mother's clothing. When Mudge finds himself attracted to a local boy named Perry (Thomas Guiry), he has no one to help him understand his burgeoning homosexuality.

Cast: Emile Hirsch, Tom Guiry, Richard Jenkins, Pablo Schreiber, Zachary Knighton, Ryan Donowho, Meredith Handerhan, Beckie King

Director: Michael Burke

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Showtime Pictures, First Cold Press Productions

Keywords: Mother, 2000s, Death, Emotional, Growing up, Father, Brooding

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Odd and intense, very well acted, and impossible to dismiss. show more

  • 75
    Megan LehmannNew York Post

    Offers an idyllic, comforting surface of tree-shaded lanes and sunshine-dappled fields - but a disturbing tale throbs beneath. show more

  • 75
    Ruthe SteinSan Francisco Chronicle

    A little picture -- the names of the entire cast would fit on half a sheet of paper -- but it’s more heartfelt than movies with 50 times the budget. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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