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Nurse.Fighter.Boy (2009)




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"Nurse.Fighter.Boy" is an urban love story about the soul of a mother, the heart of a fighter, and the faith of a child. Jude is a single mother who descends from a long line of Jamaican caregivers. Silence is a 'past his prime' boxer who fights illegally to survive. Ciel is a boy who delves into music, conjuring dreams for his mother. During the last week of summer, a late-night brawl finds the fighter in the nurse's care causing their three fates to be forever entwined.

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Critic Reviews for Nurse.Fighter.Boy

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

This risky, rewarding drama blends emotional naturalism with a formal style in the story of its three titular characters -- a young Jamaican-Canadian mother with sickle-cell anemia, an ex-boxer looking for a human connection and a 12-year-old boy.

Full Review… | February 6, 2009
Globe and Mail
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Strong performances and striking cinematography help this first film by Toronto's Charles Officer move with more grace than its heavy-going storyline would have normally allowed.

Full Review… | February 6, 2009
Toronto Star
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A well intentioned but pervasively uneven piece of work...

Full Review… | November 9, 2010
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The film is carried completely by the performances; the nurse and the fighter exchange few words, for example, but their mutual attraction is conveyed perfectly by the actors.

Full Review… | February 6, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Nurse.Fighter.Boy


Between a 6/10 and 7/10, the puzzlingly punctuated title is a tip-off that characters here are to be taken with several grains of mythopoeic salt. In the end, things wind down in an overly conventional way. But taken on the level of urban fable, though, the movie is a satisfyingly soulful exploration of the African diaspora and its beautiful discontents.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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