BOYS ARE BACK
OVERVIEW: The Boys are Back, the deeply moving and often
funny tale of a man who finds himself suddenly responsible for raising two sons alone, comes to
DVD on January 26, 2010 from Miramax Films and Buena Vista Home Entertainment. The story of
this irreverent and independent sportswriter who suddenly faces,
that single fatherhood is inspired by
the true story of Australian Simon Carr, The Boys are Back is an original and uplifting story of one
family’s journey. Exclusive bonus features include a
behind-the-scenes photographic tour and a visit with the three special guys who lived the story.
SYNOPSIS: The death of his wife leaves wisecracking sportswriter Joe Warr (Clive Owen) with a curious six
year-old (Nicholas McAnulty) and a rebellious teen from a previous marriage (George MacKay) to
bring up in a household devoid of feminine influence. So Joe takes on parenting the only way he
knows how—full throttle. With an exuberance born of necessity, he teaches his boys to meet the
joy and fragility of life head on. The Boys Are Back chronicles the fierce love and loyalty the three
Warr men discover for each other as they make their way through the trials of everyday life.
DVD: The film is
presented in widescreen with a 2.35:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. Not only the picture looks
good in this release, also the sound it is good. A Dolby Digital
English and Spanish 5.1 Surround providing a nice complement to the picture it also
includes English and Spanish subtitles.
In terms of Special Features
the DVD doesn't include anything to get excited. It includes a
behind the scenes look in picture in " The Boys Are Back: A
Photographic Journey". And the featurette "A Father
and Two Sons, On Set" in which Simon Carr and his real-life
sons visit the set of the movie.
Overall director Scott Hicks
managed to deliver a very realistic drama and the cast help him
in that effort. The main problem is that is unusual to see Clive
Owen in this type of dramatic roles. At least I got use to see
him shooting guns. This films makes for a good rental if you are
in mood of a dramatic feel good movie.
and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles - English Spanish
The Boys Are Back: A Photographic Journey — A picture is worth a 1,000 words as
director Scott Hicks takes us on a pictorial tour of the making of the film.
A Father and Two Sons, On Set
— Simon Carr, whose memoir inspired the movie, and his real-life sons visit the set.
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