The Drawer Boy (2017)
Critic Reviews for The Drawer Boy
While it never entirely shakes off its staginess - particularly in a climax in the kitchen - The Drawer Boy has performances to savour, especially a heartbreaking one by Hughes.
The material remains strong, but even by the low budget standards of independent Canadian cinema, this staging of Healey's work is frustratingly inert and uninspired.
Excellently acted and directed, this adaptation of Michael Healey's 1999 stage play preserves the essence of the source material while adding many unique elements.
Ehman's wide-eyed naïveté feels authentic, while Hughes brings off his character's transformation without a trace of sentimentality.
The film manages to maintain a rhythmic and consistent rhythm in the unveiling of mysteries and the integration of its characters... [Full review in Spanish]
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