Miramax Films | Release Date: September 25, 2009
Summary: Inspired by a true story, The Boys Are Back is a deeply moving, wryly confessional tale of fatherhood, that intimately evokes both the fragility and wonders of family life. It follows a witty, wisecracking, action-oriented sportswriter who, in the wake of his wife’s tragic death, 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. United by unspoken love, conflicted by fierce feelings and in search of a road forward, the three multi-generational boys of the Warr household, father and sons alike, must each find their own way, however tenuous, to grow up. Their story is not just about the transforming power of a family crisis -- but the unavoidable grace of everyday life and love that gets them through. (Miramax)
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Runtime: 104 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some sexual language and thematic elements.
Production: BBC Films
Genres: Drama
Countries: UK, Australia
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jan 26, 2010
Director Credit
Scott Hicks Director
Writer Credit
Allan Cubitt Writer
Simon Carr Writer
Cast Credit
Adam Morgan Editorial Meeting Journalist
Alexandra Schepisi Birthday Party Mother
Chris Haywood Tom
Clive Owen Joe Warr
Daniel Carter Digby & Paula's Child
Emma Booth Laura
Emma Lung Mia
Erik Thomson Digby
George MacKay Harry Warr
Georgina Naidu Paula
Johnny Frisina Goldfish Boy
Julia Blake Barbara
Laura Fraser Katy Warr
Lewis Fitz-gerald Tim Walker
Nakia Pires Lucy
Natasha Little Flick
Nicholas McAnulty Artie Warr
Steven Robertson School Housemaster
Tommy Bastow Harrys Friend
Producer Credit
Clive Owen Executive Producer
David M. Thompson Executive Producer
Greg Brenman Producer
Jane Wright Executive Producer
Jessica Beiler Associate Producer
Paul Ranford Line Producer
Peter Bennett-Jones Executive Producer
Timothy White Producer