This Boy's Life

A harrowing but utterly absorbing story (based on Tobias Wolff's autobiographical book) of a young boy and his footloose mother who wind up living in a remote part of Washington State with a lout who both browbeats the youngster and beats him physically. This searing character study features Robert De Niro, Ellen Barkin and Leonardo Di Caprio.

Year: 1993
Genre: True Stories, Nick's Favourites, Biography
Country: USA
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Starring: Robert De Niro, Ellen Barkin, Leonardo DiCaprio
Duration: 110 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains offensive language.
Location in store: Drama



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