Little Boy Blue Reviews
This film succeeds by doing just the opposite. It teases you into watching it as layers of the onion are unpeeled, revealing yet another secret of this dysfunctional family. Some of the secrets are only hinted at, and never fully revealed, much like real life.
For the people who wonder why Kate (Nastassja Kinski) stuck with the abusive husband - that's what battered and abused women do. They are battered and abused because they won't remove themselves from the bad situation.
No spoilers here - but if you think Ray (John Savage) turned into a psychotic because of something that happened in Vietnam, IMHO he was born a psychotic and Vietnam offered him a way to hone and practice his insanity. After watching the movie - think to his first act of violence which is revealed toward the end of the movie, and you'll realize this was one sick puppy way before there was ever a West family.
Great cinematography, script, casting, lighting, sets and especially acting by all the cast. I give it a strong thumbs up, if you're a thinking viewer. If you want it all spelled out for you - avoid this movie, you'll leave it frustrated. If you're the type who likes thinking about a movie after the popcorn is finished - this movie might be for you.
also stars Shirley Knight, Tyrin Turner, Jenny Lewis, Adam Burke, John Doman and Devon Michael.
directed by Antonio Tibaldi.
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.