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The Boys Are Back

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Allan Cubitt

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About the Movie

A man is suddenly thrust into the role of a single parent. Successful sportswriter Joe Warr (Owen) finds himself completely unprepared to raise his rambunctious 6yearold son Artie and juggle the challenges of a demanding job, running a household and the possibility of romance. Determined to bring joy back into their lives, he develops a revolutionary approach to parenting no rules, no chores. It's a home filled with love and chaos and then Joe's estranged teenage son comes for a visit. Inspired by a true story and filled with emotional honesty, this poignant film will touch your heart and lift your spirits.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 119
  • Fresh: 85
  • Rotten: 34
  • Average Rating: 6.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: If The Boys Are Back takes some emotional shortcuts, it still manages to convey some of the more mystifying aspects of parenthood. – Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Owen reveals a rarely glimpsed warmth and the father and son dynamic has charm, but sappiness keeps the film nice, rather than as good as it might have been. – Angie Errigo, Empire Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Hicks's directing style is straightforward and unfussy - a description you could apply to this big-hearted film as a whole. – Dave Calhoun, Time Out, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Aggressively life-affirming, unashamedly sentimental and tear-jerking with industrial efficiency. – Wendy Ide, Times (UK), Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Great movie

I accidently started to watch it and pretty soon it captivated me. It's a simple, relaxing little screenthing but I liked it so much that I will buy it. No shooting, no sex, no violence (except the violent laughter maybe and the waterballoons) but it left me with such a good feeling at the end. In my eyes that's a good movie. Get it!

The Boys Are Back
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  • $6.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2009

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