The Boys are Back

Growing up can be the adventure of a lifetime


The Boys are Back
A divorced dad moves to Australia with his youngest son and new wife. She unfortunately departs, leaving him as a single dad with little experience in childrearing. He adopts a ''just say yes'' attitude which means little discipline for the youngster. Things get more complicated when his firstborn arrives from England, and the older sibling soon finds himself playing dad to his younger brother. Dad's new girlfriend also complicates things a bit in this family drama.

102 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 10 (Language).
Drama, Family, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Clive Owen, Emma Booth, Laura Fraser, George MacKay, Nicholas McAnulty, Julia Blake
Director
Scott Hicks
ScreenplayAllan Curbitt, from the novel by Simon Carr
MusicHal Lindes
CinematographyGreig Fraser
EditingScott Gray
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2009
Produced byAFFC, BBC Films, Hopscotch Productions, Screen Australia, The South Australia Film Corporation, Southern Light Films, Tiger Aspect Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageMild to moderate in context, not demeaning or abusive
NudityNone
SexNone. Mild sex references in context
ViolenceMild violence, infrequent, mild blood
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyMild profanities
Drug abuseSome alcohol consumption and teen smoking
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
15
Die Burger
Francois Bloemhof
5
Cape Times
Betsy Sharkey
10
24.com
Sam Brighton quote iconA beautifully woven film about ordinary emotions in heartbreaking times that still manages to give you the warm 'n fuzzies despite its flaws.
15
Box Office
Pete Hammond quote iconA fulfilling family drama from the male perspective
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
13
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman quote iconOwen’s brusquely unsentimental lead performance is quite impressive.
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconAussie director Scott Hicks, doing his best work since 1996's Oscar-nominated Shine, lets the story play out in Owen's expressive, haunted eyes. This movie will take a piece out of you.
15
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconIt's a decent enough effort that benefits from good performances
10

What the People say

Internet
2338 Netizens quote iconA nice Drama that keeps it real !
14

Average .. 61%

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