The Boys Are Back Synopsis
A grieving widower (Clive Owen) struggles to raise his two sons alone.
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Finally, a well written and well delivered drama in 2009

By 11RevereCt
Nothing against the summer fare of explosions and car chases, but I have wanted a movie that shows something...distinctly human in a modern way. This is it. While Cloive Owen is the star, he does...

The Boys Excelled

By rayg66
It's easy in a movie like The Boys are Back for the writer, director or actors to go overboard with sentimentality, wringing too much emotion from the audience. Thankfully they resisted that urge. ...

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By Chococherri
Watch It On Lifetime Television...

Worthy choice

By RandytheMovieFan
Serious, sad, very touching and occasionally funny, this well acted tale of the effects of death and divorce on various family members didn't need to say it was "inspired by a true story" to ring...

Touching & heart-warming

By yamanis
It's hard to think of another actor who would have the courage to play such a sensitive role- Clive Owen delivers a touching performance in a very realistic glimpse of a family. The boys are also...

Dealing with Children, Death and Your Actions

By NathanielQueen
This is a hevy one with good acting by all parties. A subtle tear-jerker of a movie depicting real life possibilities when a Father has to dea with death, his responsibilities and do all the things...

The Boys are Back

By emeraldineveryway
With a beautiful Australian backdrop this heartwarming and delightfully performed production regarding a father's challenge to regain his connection with his two sons is rich in every way! The...

Charming, sad little drama with a touch of humor

By BranFlakes1981
This movie makes you say "kids say the darndest things" in both a sad & funny way... Very heartfelt... Clive Owen is amazing in everything he does!!...

going to spend more money on this one

By lovestalentmoviefan
beautiful story,intelligent and believable acting. boys were brilliant. clive is more than just a sexy guy,he's showed acting chops in a variety of roles at this point and i will always watch for...

The Boys are Back

By jgsargent
This movie is slow moving, dealing with an emotional subject. I felt the acting from Clive Owen was forced and not believable. Plot is OK, but a little thin. The title itself gives away the...

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Rated PG-13 | For some sexual language and thematic elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Moving drama about loss, grief may be too heavy for kids.
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