The Boys Are Back

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Well, here we are: a father and two sons. Given its inadequacies, I like it.

The Boys Are Back Synopsis

A funny and emotional film about being a lone parent in a world with few rules.

In a story both moving and humorous, Clive Owen plays journalist Joe Warr tragically thrust into single parenthood. Determined to create a family with two sons from different marriages, Joe throws the rule book out of the window and devises a philosophy for bringing up boys, only to find he has a lot to learn about fatherhood and about himself. Based on the memoir by Simon Carr.

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The Boys Are Back: interview

Clive Owen and director Scott Hicks on their touching family drama.

  • Credits
    • Starring:
      Clive Owen
    • Director:
      Scott Hicks
    • Producers:
      Greg Brenman, Tim White
    • Screenplay:
      Allan Cubitt from the book The Boys Are Back in Town by Simon Carr
    • Executive Producers:
      Peter Bennett Jones, Clive Owen, David M. Thompson, Jane Wright
    • Distributor
      Miramax Films
    • Sales Agent:
      HanWay Films
    • Credits summary:
      Screen Australia and South Australian Film Corporation and BBC Films in association with Hopscotch Films and Miramax Films present a Tiger Aspect Pictures production in association with Southern Light Films of a Scott Hicks film.
    • Certificate:
    • Running time:
      103 mins 52 secs
  • Release Dates
    • In Cinemas
      January 22nd 2010
    • Out on DVD
      May 17th 2010
    • Released
      January 22nd 2010

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