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Little Boy Blue (1997)

R | | Drama | 29 May 1998 (USA)
Living in the rural Texas panhandle is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, who have an ... See full summary »

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Living in the rural Texas panhandle is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, who have an incestuous relationship at the insistence of the dad; and, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he goes to murderous lengths to keep it hidden. The young man, Jimmy, who sleeps out in the shed, has suspicions, but little comes out until a Yankee woman of middle age comes to town looking for a dead private eye. And why does dad keep calling Jimmy, "little boy blue"? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for some strong sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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At the end of the movie, when those two boys got out of the house, they were just wearing white tube socks, and they were walking on muddy surface. After a while, they somehow were wearing rubber boots. And when they were sleeping in the policeman's car, their white socks look clean without any mud on them. See more »

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Dark, Disturbing, & Strangely Haunting
5 October 2001 | by (Kentucky, USA) – See all my reviews

If you're in the mood for lighthearted escapism you've got the wrong flick. If on the other hand you'd like to be entertained with a great dark/disturbing story with plot twists that are done in very original ways, "Little Boy Blue" will more than satisfy!

Everyone in this picture did a superb job and I do mean everyone, writers, directors, music, lighting, sets, etc. Ryan Phillippe does more than hold his own in this dark tale in fact he shines!

This is a disturbingly haunting movie that I've watched several times, and I don't do that often. So, if you like your entertainment on the gritty side of reality snag this one for your library.


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