Little Boy Blue (1998)

Little Boy Blue


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Movie Info

Permanently damaged Vietnam vet Ray drinks to much and terrorizes his family, particularly his wife and eldest son Jimmy. A police investigation, the revelation of secrets, Jimmy's sudden disappearance, and the reappearance of a vengeful woman from Ray's past causes set in motion the accelerated disintegration of the family.

Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Boston
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 11, 2006


as Jimmy West/Danny Kni...

as Kate West

as Ray West

as Doris Knight

as Nate Carr

as Traci Connor

as Andy Berg

as Mark West

as Mikey West

as Young Doris Knight

as Sergeant Phillips

as Det. Fleaharty

as Motel Clerk

as Paramedic
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Critic Reviews for Little Boy Blue

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | April 7, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

I know what crap film Ryan did last summer!

September 17, 2002

Boston has written some excellent characters, and under Antonio Tibaldi's astute direction, the actors are uniformly superlative, right down to the walk-ons.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Film Journal International

So muddled and frustrating in its storytelling that I felt like giving up on the film halfway through.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews for Little Boy Blue


Eliza Norton

Super Reviewer

"Little Boy Blue" is one of the most powerful and compelling movies I've watched in awhile. True family history slowly unfolds between a Vietnam vet (John Savage) and his wife and three sons. The movie starts out slow with what seems like a typical family that has some problems. However, as the movie goes on, Jimmy West (Ryan Phillippe) starts to wonder about his father and himself, and the relation between the two. Something just seems suspicious and he has some questions that need to be answered.
Again, "Little Boy Blue" starts out slow, but when the plot starts to really show itself, the movie turns into one of the most powerful and thought provoking movies ever made. It slowly gives hints of what will solve the mystery and it really propels "Little Boy Blue" into being a disturbing, yet intriguing suspense drama.

If you like powerful movies about family drama, I definitely recommend getting "Little Boy Blue." It's one of the best movies of its kind in every way. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000. Definitely an underrated, controversial movie.

Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

Great film!

Leo L

Super Reviewer

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