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Little Boy Blue

Little Boy Blue (1997)

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Release Date: May 29, 1998 Wide

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Average Rating: 3.5/5
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A teenager tries to shield his family from his father's violence in this downbeat drama. Jimmy West (Ryan Phillippe) is a young man growing up within a horribly dysfunctional family in a small Texas town. His father Ray (John Savage) is a Vietnam veteran whose physical and emotional scars from the war have turned him into a psychotic; he terrorizes his two younger children, Mikey (Adam Burke) and Mark (Devon Michael), brutalizes his wife Kate (Nastassja Kinski), and sometimes forces Jimmy and

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Mystery & Suspense, Drama

Michael Boston

Jul 11, 2006

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I know what crap film Ryan did last summer!

September 17, 2002
Moviehole

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

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

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

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com
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Whatever..............
September 15, 2009
MrsInsomnia

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"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.
September 8, 2009
stormyweather980

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Great film!
December 16, 2007
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