“The Boys Are Back” DVD Review

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
January 19, 2010

We watched a wonderful movie this weekend called, “The Boys Are Back.”  It was a feel-good movie with a great ending!  Oh…and it has Clive Owen – woo hoo!  “The Boys Are Back” will be released by Miramax Films and Buena Vista Home Entertainment on Tuesday, January 26th, 2010.  I loved it and am so glad to add it to our movie collection.  I highly recommend it!  Plus, the bonus features are amazing.  The photograpic tour was fun to watch and I loved the interviews with the 3 guys in real life who lived the story!

“The Boys Are Back” stars Clive Owen (Closer, Duplicity), as well as Laura Fraser (A Knight’s Tale), Emma Booth (TV’s “The Circuit”), and George MacKay (Defiance).  The film is directed by Scott Hicks (Shine).  This was a deeply moving story with many funny parts in it as well.  The story is about a man who is an independent sportswriter trying to make the best of the cards dealt to him in life and faces single fatherhood.  After the death of his wife, he finds himself raising a curious six-year-old (Nicholas McAnulty) and a rebellious teen from a previous marriage (George MacKay) in a house with no feminine influence at all.  The movie is inspired by true story of Australian Simon Carr.  You’ll enjoy this uplifting story of one family’s journey and the bond that develops between them.
DVD Special Features

The Boys Are Back: A Photographic Journey — A picture is worth a 1,000 words as director Scott Hicks takes us on a pictorial tour of the making of the film. 

A Father and Two Sons, On Set — Simon Carr, whose memoir inspired the movie, and his real-life sons visit the set.

Street Date: January 26, 2010
Suggested retail price: $29.99 
Feature run time: 104 minutes
Rating: Rated PG 13 – for some sexual language and thematic elements 
Bonus materials not rated
Aspect ratio: 35:1
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Languages: English and Spanish

I received a copy of “The Boys Are Back” from Miramax Films and Buena Vista Home Entertainment to facilitate my review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

4 Responses to ““The Boys Are Back” DVD Review”

  1. Kayla says:

    I’ll definitely have to give this one a watch!
    It sounds very interesting 🙂
    Thanks for the review!

  2. Sarah says:

    I’ll watch anything with Clive Owen – but this looks a really interesting movie too!

  3. I have wanted to see this movie! And, oh yeah, Clive Owen….. mmmmm!!

  4. […] If you haven’t seen “The Boys Are Back” in theaters, I highly recommend you rent it on DVD.  The DVD is being released today and is a great movie to watch!  Clive Owen does a fantastic job, as do the other cast members.  Plus, it’s based on a true story. Check out my review HERE. […]

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