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Boys (1996)

PG-13 | | Mystery, Drama, Romance | 10 May 1996 (USA)
Patty Vare falls off a horse and is found unconscious by preparatory school student John Baker. He takes her to his dormitory. As he quickly discovers, she is hiding from something. For ... See full summary »

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Patty Vare falls off a horse and is found unconscious by preparatory school student John Baker. He takes her to his dormitory. As he quickly discovers, she is hiding from something. For John this becomes a road to maturity and for Patty, it's a way back to love and tenderness. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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No one stays innocent forever.

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Mystery | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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10 May 1996 (USA)  »

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The Girl You Want  »

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$516,350
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1.85 : 1
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After multiple cuts and dubbing out language, the film went from a R rating to PG-13. Winona Ryder was very disappoint in the final cut of the film and did not promote it when released. She also has issues with the last minute title change from "The Girl You Want" to "Boys". See more »

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Before Baker falls asleep away from the fair, the trees closest to him have all of their leaves. In the morning, both are almost bare. See more »

Quotes

Patty: Look, I don't want to keep you from your school work...
John Baker Jr: I drop out of school Patty, or at least I tried to... God, are you always like this?
Patty: Ya, I'm always like this.
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Referenced in Dr. Feelgood: Winona Ryder (2016) See more »

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Domestique
Written by Josephmary, Lee, Rainey and Alkema
Performed by Compulsion
Courtesy of Interscope Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Disappointing for Winona fans. =(
29 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Let me begin by saying, I love Winona. I think she's great. This movie is just terrible though. It's boring, slow and forgettable. Her performance is really bad. She looks tired, bored, fed up - her heart just wasn't in this one. Compared to her *fantastic* efforts in Heathers, Mermaids, Reality Bites, Little Women et al, this is just tripe. The "romance" between her and Lukas Haas is unbelievable and awkward and there's zero chemistry, the scenes in the dormitory are boring, I just can't name any redeeming features except for the beautiful Maryland scenery. And there's a scene where there's all this Spanish being spoken and NO sub-titles. Ridiculous. I know some people enjoyed this movie and I respect that, but if you decided to see this thinking it'd be another Winona classic, forget it. Oh, and as for the "mystery" of "What's up with Patty?", well, by the time we find out, I really didn't care anymore. Sorry Winona, you CAN and HAVE done MUCH better than this. 1.5 stars (for the scenery). May be of interest to some to see Christopher Pettiet in one of his final roles before his untimely death.


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