Best Boy (1979)
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Critic Reviews for Best Boy
Ira Wohl's Best Boy, the 1980 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary, is a keen-eyed, surprisingly unsentimental chronicle of his cousin Philly's unique success story.
This seminal docu, winner of the Oscar and other awards, is not just about a mentally challenged middle-aged man away from his parents; it's also about the bond between him and the director (who's his cousin) and what constitutes a family.
Even with its low-budget late-'70s style, "Best Boy" is a film you'll never forget.
Audience Reviews for Best Boy
Touching and funny, Ira Wohl documents the life of his mentally challenged cousin. You'd have to have a heart of stone not to love this one. I lent this one to my film teacher 8 years ago and still haven't gotten it back. Maybe I should give up at this point, but I believe it's still tough to find. Damn you film school!
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