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Ellen Barkin Ellen Barkin
Caroline
Jonah Blechman Jonah Blechman
Arthur Gayle
Eliza Dushku Eliza Dushku
Pearl
Carla Gugino Carla Gugino
Norma
Zachary Ansley Zachary Ansley
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Tobias Wolff Tobias Wolff
(book)
Robert Getchell Robert Getchell
(screenplay)


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A good movie

8 years, 2 months ago at Nov 24 16:20
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Way before Leonardo DiCaprio became one of the most interesting actors of his generation thanks to a bunch of great movies directed by Martin Scorsese and even before he became a massive teen idol with ‘Titanic’, he actually got his breakthrough with this feature. On top of that, you didn't get only to see a very young DiCaprio shining here but also the great Robert De Niro (at the time, De Ni... read more

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11 years, 3 months ago at Nov 3 18:52
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A excellent movie, however hard to watch. Leonardo Dicaprio plays young Jack, who's life is anything but a happy one. Robert De Niro plays Dwight boyfriend to Jacks mother, later husband. An abusive man overbearing and harsh. He makes everyones lives hell, this is a wonderful film. A great watch, you will cheer on Jack and hate Dwight.

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1 year, 1 month ago at Dec 29 7:19
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A wonderfully made film, the subject matter not so much. You really feel a sense of empathy and remorse for both Tobias 'Jack' Wolff, and his Mother all throughout this film; even during the opening scene from Jack's VoiceOver which details why they're moving. Unlike myself about a year ago, if you read the plot before actually watching this movie it'll be quite predictable once we, as the audienc... read more
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The story about the relationship between a rebellious 50s teenager and his abusive father, based on the memoirs of writer and literature professor Tobias Wolff.
Release date: 23 April 1993
UPC: 085392461929
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" This Boy's Life is a 1993 American biographical coming-of-age drama film based on the memoir of the same name by author Tobias Wolff. It was directed by Michael Caton-Jones and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Tobias "Toby" Wolff, Robert De Niro as Toby's stepfather Dwight Hansen, and Ellen Barkin as Toby's mother, Caroline. The movie marked the first time Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro ever collaborated. The film also features Chris Cooper, Carla Gugino, Eliza Dushku and Tobey Maguire's f"


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“A wonderfully made film, the subject matter not so much. You really feel a sense of empathy and remorse for both Tobias 'Jack' Wolff, and his Mother all throughout this film; even during the opening scene from Jack's VoiceOver which details why they're moving. Unlike myself about a year ago, if you read the plot before actually watching this movie it'll be quite predictable once we, as the audience, are introduced to Dwight Hansen. But if you don't, only about a quarter into the film your prediction of the ending will become pretty clear, if not accurate.

The acting as well! Man, it was amazing and I'm sure I'd rate this film much lower if the actors who didn't play the antagonists weren't casted. Robert De Niro was brilliant as always, I can tell he put some study into the man ” read more

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"Ei ole yllättävää, että kun Robert de Niro ja Leonardo DiCaprio pääsevät samaan elokuvaan riehumaan, lopputulos on näyttelytyön juhlaa. Road-moviena alkava laatudraama nappaa nopeasti imuunsa nimenomaan hienojen roolisuoritusten ansiosta: DiCaprio esittää kuritonta puberteettikipuilua potevaa Tobya, ensiluokan kapinallista, joka reissaa ajelehtivan äitinsä Caroline Wolffin (Ellen Barkin) kanssa osavaltiosta toiseen päätyen lopulta etelään, Concrete-nimiseen kaupunkiin – tön"


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