Clive Owen Stars in a Deeply Moving Tale of a Man Who Finds Himself
Suddenly Responsible For Raising Two Sons Alone
From Miramax Films
THE BOYS ARE BACK
Available on DVD January 26, 2010
“One of the year’s best pictures” — Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail
The Boys Are Back brought tears, I was brought tons of tears with this movie. Clive Owen is a halfway father to one child and a dead beat dad to the other. Then his wife dies and he is solely responsible for one of his children. He doesn’t know how to be a father and grandma wants to take care of the kid. He refuses to let his mother-in-law raise his child so he takes off on an adventure to find himself. He finally has to go back to work and is trying to get a handle on things. He’s in the middle of failing miserably and his ex-wife decides to send his other son to him to live. He wants to say no, but also wants to get to know his other son. So now he’s a father of two, a teenager and an Elementary kid, all on his own. The worst part of all of it is that his job requires him to travel.
I was shocked when he left his teenager to take care of his younger son. They hardly knew each other and disaster strikes and the grandparents have to step in. Yikes! This was the breaking point for him. He realized he was going to have to become the parent and stop being the friend that always says yes. He has to prove to both of his sons that he can be the father they need him to be and he finally is. This movie is based on a true story of a father restoring his relationship with his sons.
DVD Bonus Features
• The Boys Are Back: A Photographic Journey — A picture is worth a 1,000 words as
director Scott Hicks takes us on a pictorial tour of the making of the film.
• A Father and Two Sons, On Set — Simon Carr, whose memoir inspired the movie, and
his real-life sons visit the set.
The death of his wife leaves wisecracking sportswriter Joe Warr (Clive Owen) with a curious six
year-old (Nicholas McAnulty) and a rebellious teen from a previous marriage (George MacKay) to
bring up in a household devoid of feminine influence. So Joe takes on parenting the only way he
knows how—full throttle. With an exuberance born of necessity, he teaches his boys to meet the
joy and fragility of life head on. The Boys Are Back chronicles the fierce love and loyalty the three
Warr men discover for each other as they make their way through the trials of everyday life.
The Boys Are Back is priced at $29.99 on DVD.
Street Date: January 26, 2010
Suggested retail price: $29.99
Feature run time: 104 minutes
Rating: Rated PG 13 – for some sexual language and thematic elements
Bonus materials not rated
Aspect ratio: 35:1
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Languages: English and Spanish
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