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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Clive Owen
Emma Booth
Laura Fraser
George MacKay
Nicholas McAnulty
Directors
Scott Hicks
Screenwriters
Allan Cubitt
Running Time
103 minutes

The Boys Are Back
Children of bereaved men


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Plot
When sportswriter Joe’s (Owen) wife dies he commits to parenting, taking six year-old Artie (McAnulty) on a road trip of discovery and recovery. Then his estranged teenaged son Harry (MacKay) from his first marriage turns up, bringing a fresh set of challenges.


Verdict
Owen reveals a rarely glimpsed warmth and the father and son dynamic has charm, but sappiness keeps the film nice, rather than as good as it might have been.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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