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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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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.

February 6, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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.

February 6, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A well intentioned but pervasively uneven piece of work...

November 9, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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.

February 6, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/5

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