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At Theaters: 9/25/2009 On Video: 1/26/2010
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 44 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 539988
Studio: Miramax Pictures Inc.
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The 2001 memoir by Simon Carr, The Boys Are Back, an unflinchingly funny and honest recounting of his journey from grieving husband to full-contact fatherhood in the aftermath of profound loss.
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Drama - This is a drama aimed at an adult moviegoing audience, particularly older viewers and among men who are fathers. Fans of star Clive Owen should be pleased.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Clive Owen DUPLICITY, THE INTERNATIONAL
Emma Booth INTRODUCING THE DWIGHTS
Laura Fraser THE FLYING SCOTSMAN
George Mackay DEFIANCE
Nicholas McAnulty Acting Debut
Director: Scott Hicks NO RESERVATIONS, HEARTS IN ATLANTIS
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About The Production
The Screenplay
The Boys Come Together
The Boy Who Became A Single Dad
Joe's Boys
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PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 6 S-words, a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: A head butt.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Cute kid humor.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average It's well-acted, competently directed, and features some beautiful cinematography..., but the story is ordinary and the emotional involvement is limited.

USA Today Full Review
Very Good Hicks and Owen have created an intimate drama told with humor and emotion.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
A witty, wisecracking, action-oriented sportswriter (CLIVE OWEN) who, in the wake of his wife's tragic death, finds himself in a sudden, stultifying state of single parenthood. With turbulent emotions swirling just below the surface, Joe Warr throws himself into the only child-rearing philosophy he thinks has a shot at bringing joy back into their lives: "just say yes." Raising two boys - a curious six year-old (NICHOLAS MCANULTY) and a rebel teen (GEORGE MACKAY) from a previous marriage -- in a household devoid of feminine influence, and with an unabashed lack of rules, life becomes exuberant, instinctual, reckless . . . and on the constant verge of disaster. United by unspoken love, conflicted by fierce feelings and in search of a road forward, the three multi-generational boys of the Warr household, father and sons alike, must each find their own way, however tenuous, to grow up. Their story is not just about the transforming power of a family crisis -- but the unavoidable grace of everyday life and love that gets them through.
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