This Boy's Life

1993 • 114 minutes
4.6
131 reviews
76%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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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."
Rating
R
4.6
131 reviews
Alwaysreal NeverFake
April 17, 2019
AWESOME MOVIE HANDS DOWN!!! I'm not sure how it plays on here an I'm sorry but i have seen this movie and just wanted to let everyone know that you wouldn't be disappointed with it.
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Kimmy Payne
February 26, 2017
I read the book first and didn't think the movie would be as good. I was wrong. Leonardo Dicaprio is amazing. Loved it every time I watched it.
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zorina kellogg
July 11, 2015
My heart was always so on edge for Mother and Son...Great Movie
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