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Little Boy Blue
Little Boy Blue
Actors: Ryan Phillippe, Nastassja Kinski, John Savage, Shirley Knight, Tyrin Turner
Director: Antonio Tibaldi
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2006     1hr 39min

A teenager tries to protect his mother and brothers from the father's violent and psychotic abuse. Genre: Feature Film-Drama Rating: R Release Date: 9-JAN-2007 Media Type: DVD

     

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Actors: Ryan Phillippe, Nastassja Kinski, John Savage, Shirley Knight, Tyrin Turner
Director: Antonio Tibaldi
Creators: Ron Hagen, Amedeo Ursini, Ginger Sledge, Virginia Giritlian, Michael Boston
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 07/11/2006
Original Release Date: 05/29/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 05/29/1998
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 39min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

C. M P. (selkie)
Reviewed on 12/31/2015...
Most people probably will not like this movie, but I do recommend that it be seen at least once. If I have to compare it to another movie which will leave you feeling the same way/has the same vibe it would be along the lines "Things Behind the Sun". Neither one is going to be a 'feel-good-movie', but will leave a lasting impression on the viewer.

I had seen bits and pieces of this movie on television years ago, but ordered it because I like Nastassja Kinsk's performance in "Tess" and was curious about her other work.
Love F. (momto5) from WINSLOW, ME
Reviewed on 7/29/2009...
I got this in a deal as a filler and it was so not just a filler. I loved this movie. It was on the lines of what I choose to read. I was a little disapointed in missing details, but so amazed by Ryan Phillippe's acting skills. I could not imagine anyone else palying that part so well. I could watch this one over and over!
4 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

A Mystery Thriller that is both bizarre and disturbing
C. Clay | St Paul Minnesota | 06/06/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is not my first choice when selecting a movie and I honestly purchased it because it was a super deal and on the cover it featured (heartthrob) Ryan Phillipe (more famous for his roles in the "I Know What You Did Last Summer" series and "54").  This is an unusual and troubling film.   The story is set in modern day rural Texas.  It follows the very dysfunctional lives of the West family.  Mom & Dad own and operate a small town bar.  The family history is deep and haunting and the movie leaves you in shadows as you try to piece together this emotional drama.  If I told you too many secrets, it would take away from the suspense and surprise of the movie.  I will say it is quite violent and/or sexual at times and it does not end on a happy "Brady Bunch" style note.   The story and acting is good, but the plot and suspense is excellent.  Hence I rated the film a 4.  It won several awards at smaller film festivals.  Although I have not seen "American Beauty" yet, I am thinking "Little Boy Blue" is somewhat similar in it's dysfunction, only "American Beauty" had more money to throw at the film.  Isn't Hollywood great?  "Little Boy Blue" also stars Nastassja Kinski and features 2 fine young actors playing the part of Jimmy's (Ryan Phillipe) siblings.   What is most disturbing about this movie, is that it could be based on a true story of dysfunction in America."
Phillippe's breakthrough
Ryan Meyer | Des Moines, IA | 08/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Not to downplay the greatness of this film, as it truly is an amazing (though disturbing) movie, but I felt a short review on Phillipe's performance was in order.Ryan Phillipe is most popularly known as the heartthrob character from I Know What You Did Last Summer, 54, and especially Cruel Intentions. When watching this movie I was particularly impressed by Phillipe as I feel this is his break-through role. Many of the characters he plays express similiar emotions and demeanor, but this one is far far different. If you have doubted Phillipe's acting talent at any time, this is a movie to see."
A powerful and compelling underrated movie
retrowens | Alabama, USA | 12/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Little Boy Blue" is one of the most powerful and compelling movies I've watched in awhile. True family history slowly unfolds between a Vietnam vet (John Savage) and his wife and three sons. The movie starts out slow with what seems like a typical family that has some problems. However, as the movie goes on, Jimmy West (Ryan Phillippe) starts to wonder about his father and himself, and the relation between the two. Something just seems suspicious and he has some questions that need to be answered.Again, "Little Boy Blue" starts out slow, but when the plot starts to really show itself, the movie turns into one of the most powerful and thought provoking movies ever made. It slowly gives hints of what will solve the mystery and it really propels "Little Boy Blue" into being a disturbing, yet intriguing suspense drama. If you like powerful movies about family drama, I definitely recommend getting "Little Boy Blue." It's one of the best movies of its kind in every way."