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Master Harold... and the Boys (2010)

Master Harold... and the Boys

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

March 17, 2010 (Cape Winelands FF)

Duration

87 min.

Studio

Image Entertainment

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

Cast and Crew


Director

Lonny Price

Producer

Michael Auret, Nelle Nugent, David Pupkewitz

Screenwriter

Nicky Rebello

Starring

Story


Freddie Highmore ("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") and Golden Globe winner Ving Rhames ("Pulp Fiction") are unforgettable in Athol Fugard's searing coming of age masterpiece set in apartheid-era South Africa. On a rainy afternoon in his mother's tea house, lonely 17 year-old Hally and Sam and Willie, two middle-aged black servants, share idyllic memories of their lifelong friendship. But when Hally learns that his invalid alcoholic father is coming home from the hospital, he unleashes his resentment and rage on Sam and Willie with devastating consequences. Lonny Price, who portrayed Hally on Broadway, captures all the heartbreak and humanity of one of the most celebrated plays of our time.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the TV feel is emphasised by hints of melodrama with regular close-ups and the drama hasn't translated well to film with a contrived feel and too much dialogue..”
by Stephen Aspeling [SPL!NG]
“..a beautiful coming of age story that is an absolute pleasure to behold despite it's shortcomings..”
by Lunga Gxumisa [ScreenForum]
“..fumbles a bit during its first half, but delivers a second half that is strong enough to compensate. This one's worth checking out..”
by Clark Douglas [DVD Verdict]