Children on Their Birthdays (2002)


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A boy in the deep South learns the joys and sorrows of first love in this comedy-drama based on the short story by Truman Capote. Billy Bob Murphy (Joe Pichler) is a thirteen-year-old boy growing up in a small Alabama town in 1947. Billy Bob's mother Elinore (Sheryl Lee) lost her husband during World War II, and has been struggling to raise her son on her own. Billy Bob's best friend is Preacher Star (Jesse Plemons); Preacher has a pronounced mischievous streak, which is hardly tempered by the … More

Rating: PG (for mild thematic elements and brief language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Doug Sloan, Douglas J. Sloan
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On DVD: Apr 22, 2003
Artisan Entertainment - Official Site



as Lionel Quince

as Elinore

as Billy Bob Murphy

as Preacher Star

as Lily Jane Bobbitt

as Speedy Thorne

as Mrs. Bobbitt

as Rosalba Cat

as Ada Willingham

as Acey Trump

as Mrs. Sawyer

as Malcolm Doralle
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The movie version is like a bedtime story -- pleasant but a little soporific.

Full Review… | January 23, 2003
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Full Review… | April 1, 2009
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A slice-of-life picture where the life is uneventful and the slice missed all the good chunks.

Full Review… | November 2, 2002

August 30, 2005

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