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The Boys Are Back

Rating:PG-13 (for some sexual language and thematic elements)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:September 25, 2009
Running time:104 minutes
Cast:Clive Owen, Laura Fraser, George MacKay, Tommy Bastow, Emma Booth
Director:Scott Hicks
Producer:Timothy White, Greg Brenman
Writer:Simon Carr, Allan Cubitt
Distributor:Miramax Films

Description: "The Boys Are Back" is the true story of a man who must suddenly raise his two sons alone after the untimely passing of his second wife. The ill-prepared Joe, who is dealing with his own loss, is confronted with the daily challenges of parenthood while coping with his young son Artie's expressions of grief. They soon are joined by Harry, Joe's teenage son from his first marriage, who brings his own personal "baggage" into the mix. Without a roadmap for how to move forward, the three boys decide its best to leave the conventional rules and responsibilities of the grown-up world behind and lead a life based on the mantra 'just say yes.' When things go terribly awry, Joe is forced to step up and behave like a parent, but must figure out how to do so without completely abandoning the joy and exuberance shared in their more child-like world.

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