The Boys Are Back

The Boys Are Back
  • 2009
  • Australia
  • 1h 44min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Scott Hicks
  • Written by: Allan Cubitt
  • Cast: Clive Owen, Laura Fraser, Emma Lung, Nicholas McAnulty, George MacKay
  • Website: www.boysarebackmovie.co.uk

An adaptation of Simon Carr's memoir of raising his two boys in South Australia, this is a small-scale but quietly pleasing drama about the difficulties of parenthood. Owen plays a sports-reporter whose laid-back lifestyle ends abruptly when his wife Katy (Fraser) dies from cancer. Joe struggles to reconcile the pressures of his day-job with his family responsibilities and his relaxed parenting philosophy is stretched to the limit.

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