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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.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- 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.
Fresh: The film is a convincing portrait of the stress of single parenthood. Owen does well in a tricky role. I could watch him all day, and after The Boys Are Back, I felt like I had.
Rotten: What is quite hard to believe is that you could care so little about every single one of the characters... On the upside, people can stop paying thousands of pounds on film school courses and just use this as a how-not-to guide.
Fresh: The Boys Are Back strains admirably against the stereotypes which tend to weigh down such tales of the expected.
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!