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Year: 2007
USA: The Weinstein Company
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan, Siobhan Finneran, Alfie Owen, Victoria Brazier, Skye Bennett, Madeleine Rakic-Platt, Josef Altin, Dudley Brewis, Leigh Symonds, Maria Gough, Taylor Doherty, Jeremy Swift, Shaun Evans, Carlene Hansom, Katie Lyons, James Young, Anthony Lewis
Director: John Crowley
Country: UK
USA: 100 mins
USA Rated: R for language, sexuality, some disturbing content and brief drug use
USA Release Date: 25 July 2008 (Limited Release)


BOY A is a powerful coming-of-age story that looks at difficult questions concerning rehabilitation and redemption through the story of one young man, who though only 24 has been institutionalised for most of his short life.

Jack Burridge (Andrew Garfield) with the help of another boy murdered another child when they were just children themselves. Released from prison into an almost unknown world outside the prison walls, Jack now an adult is given a new identity - new name, new job, new home, in effect a completely new life.

But anonymity is both a blessing and a curse for Jack. His parole officer Terry (Peter Mullan) has to try and guide Jack through this unfamiliar and bewildering adult while Jack struggles with not being able to tell the people he gets to know, and love, of his true past and the monstrous crime he committed as a minor.

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