We like a little Boy A
Movie in 2008 by John Crowley
With Andrew Garfield, Taylor Doherty, Victoria Brazier …
Release Date: February 25, 2009
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At 24, Jack Burridge spent his youth in prison for a murder he committed when he was a child. On his release, he is supported by Terry, a social worker, who installs in a city where it is unknown and provides a new identity. Jack tries to build a life, but still haunted by what he did and the impossibility to reveal his secret. Hired as a delivery man, he finally bond with Chris, colleague, and falls for Michelle, Secretary. Everything changes when he saves a little girl from an accident and that his picture is in the news …
TV REVIEW OF BOY A 27/02/2010
Film of John Crowley (Great Britain, 2008). Scenario: Mark O’Rowe, according to Jonathan Trigell. 100 min. With Andrew Garfield: Jack Burridge. Peter Mullan Terry. Katie Lyons Michelle. Shaun Evans Chris.
Genre: the imprint of the past.
Another name. A new life. Now Eric is Jack. His social worker Terry, who loves him like a son, found him a room and a working handler. His boss, his colleagues know that it has made the jail: stolen cars, they believe, the Teen jokes … The truth, they are far from suspecting. It should not be that the know – at any price. Do not tell anyone, ever, Terry told her … Until one day, for having saved from death a little girl, Jack becomes, against his will, a local hero. And the past is waking up. And scandal. And rejection …
A second chance in life, is it really possible? Social reintegration, even successful, hide so much anguish, so many weaknesses. Become free after fifteen years, Jack is still a prisoner. Silence, to begin neither to his new friend or his girlfriend, that girl that everyone calls the “white whale”, as she is reclining, he can not admit his past. How do away then?
That’s what John Crowley film in delicate scenes, modest, extremely sensual as when love – and lies – arises between Jack and his generous friend. We can deplore that the director saw fit to visualize childhood Jack (ah, flashbacks that plague a movie, sometimes!) And has slightly surdramatisé the outcome. What he succeeds, like a Ken Loach, which is thought at times, is to grasp the emotion of the moment: amazed disbelief of Jack (Andrew Garfield, great) before hope possible; or stubborn tenderness Terry, whom Peter Mullan ready accent and rough look. We are in the film thesis, certainly, but where emotion constantly outweighs the demonstration.
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The advantage of Boy A is the sensitive issue it addresses: the second chance being offered to a man who has committed a heinous murder. Above all it must be noted that this does not forgive Jack, we shows that he wants to rebuild, reintegrate and be useful to the society because he regrets. But the film never excuses his actions. We could think that it was actually not guilty, but no, he was because of the social mechanisms that have led her loneliness, and rejection meet the wrong person, Phillip fundamentally unhealthy. The flash back very present gradually revealing this past that is curious to discover, because the more we attach to the character, the more discovers a past to which we attach less. But it was too late, because it was discovered before Jack Eric, it was already attached, and Crowley wants to show by this that it is a man other that faces a man who wants to redeem himself. Beyond this beautiful lesson in life is thanks to the excellent performance of Andrew Garfield as the character makes sense and all his emotion, tortured but hopeful.
Boy A will offer you a beautiful but also a moving story about which reflect long-sensitive. To have !
A Boy is the story of an impossible redemption, that of a young boy criminal can never be a monster in the eyes of others. The director openly takes the side of this boy but he must constantly justify it with constant flash backs that penalize the film. It is much more subtle in the description of everyday young man, almost normal, trying to forget the past. No melodrama, but scenes of everyday life with the awkwardness of the first times and unspoken eloquent. John Crowley is a young filmmaker who is only in his second feature film. Please, be spared comparisons with Ken Loach, because he is too British, his talent is obvious but it still has some way to go before reaching the level of its predecessor.