This Boy's Life
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Academy Award-winner Robert De Niro ("GoodFellas," "City by the Sea"), Emmy-winner Ellen Barkin ("Sea of Love," "The Big Easy") and Academy Award-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Departed," "Blood Diamond") star in the film adaptation of author Tobias Wolff's award-winning autobiographical novel. Set in the 1950s, this moving drama tells the story of a young boy and his divorced mother who travel cross country in hopes of a better life. When his mother marries, the boy must struggle to endure a hostile and complex relationship with his tyrannical new stepfather while coming to terms with his own hopes and dreams. Newsweek called this film "stunning, smart, moving and made with passion. This is well crafted Hollywood filmmaking in full bloom."
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 36
- Fresh: 27
- Rotten: 9
- Average Rating: 6.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: This Boy's Life is so steeped in period detail (music, cars, television shows, hair styles) that Toby and Caroline's sad, bumbling search for freedom seems secondary, almost impolite to the decor.
Fresh: It is an affecting teen melodrama haunted by twisted treehouse memories.
Fresh: The movie is very involving.
Fresh: Ultimately, This Boy's Life is effective because we get to know the characters, understand their circumstances, and empathize with their dreams.
what a great movie robert deniro and leonardo diCaprio are great together, they really need to make another film together in the 21st century!
A touching amazing movie!!!
This movie can relate to a real person. Deniro is amazing and dicaprio is better than ever! He says every line right and doesn't miss a thing! So all together, I give it 5 stars!!!
I love this movie! Leo and Robert work very well together! I defiantly recommend it!
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 1993
- © 1993 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.