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Boy A (2008)

Boy A

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

July 23, 2008 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Studio

The Weinstein Company

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

John Crowley

Producer

Lynn Horsford

Screenwriter

Mark O'Rowe

Starring

  • Andrew Garfield as Jack Burridge
  • Peter Mullan
  • Shaun Evans
  • Katie Lyons
  • Skye Bennett
  • Alfie Owen
  • Siobhan Finneran

Story


"Boy A" is a powerful coming-of-age drama that raises difficult questions about the morals of our times.

"Boy A" is a fictional story starring Andrew Garfield (Evening Standard and Critics' Circle theatre awards winner 2006) as Jack. His involvement in the murder of another child means Jack, at 24, has spent most of his young life in juvenile prisons. Released from prison into an unrecognizable adult world, Jack is given a new name, new job, new home; a new life. But anonymity is both a blessing and a curse as Jack has to contend with not being able to tell the people he gets to know, and love, of his true past and the monstrous secret he must keep hidden.

The drama also stars acclaimed actor and director Peter Mullan ("The Magdalene Sisters," "Children of Men") as Terry, Jack's care worker and the only person he can really trust.

Co-starring Shaun Evans ("Teachers") and Katie Lyons ("Green Wing"), "Boy A" is based on the award-winning novel by Jonathan Trigell, has been adapted for the screen by writer Mark O'Rowe and is directed by John Crowley ("Pinter's Celebration," "Intermission").

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..wrenching..”
by Stephen Holden [NY Times]
“..well-acted but familiar..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
“..too brilliantly acted for that to really matter much..”
by Ken Fox [TV Guide]