The Boys are Back

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In theatres:
  • September 25, 2009
On DVD: January 26, 2010
Running time: 1h 44m
Genre: Drama

In the wake of his wife's tragic death, a witty, wisecracking, action-oriented, sportswriter (Clive Owen) finds himself in a sudden stultifying state of single parenthood. With turbulent emotions swirling just below the surface, Joe Warr throws himself into the only child-rearing philosophy he thinks has a shot at bringing joy back into their lives: "just say yes." Raising two boys—a curious six-year-old and a rebel teen from a previous marriage—in a household devoid of feminine influence and with an unabashed lack of rules, life becomes exuberant, instinctual, reckless and on the constant verge of disaster.

Director: Scott Hicks
Studio: Maple Pictures
Producer(s): Greg Brenman, Tim White
Cast: Clive Owen, Laura Fraser, Erik Thomson, Emma Booth, George MacKay
Writer(s): Allan Cubitt
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