Sensitive, somewhat effeminate farm-boy Duncan Mudge can barely cope with grim, since Ma's death even gloomier father Edgar's manly expectations, and seeks comfort in petting a chicken he ... See full summary »
In mid-1970s Savannah, two bright but rebellious boys, Francis Doyle and Tim Sullivan, fight boredom, hormones and harsh teachers as they struggle to find something meaningful beyond the walls of their parish school. Francis, an exceptional artist whose imaginative forays into a fictional universe of good and evil fill his notebooks with comic-book imagery, creates a netherworld of superhero alter egos for the two boys. When the ultra-strict Sister Assumpta seizes their artwork one day, the boys embark upon an obsessed trail of revenge that ultimately changes their lives. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
This story reminds me of Stand By Me-but with a different, new, fresh style. The casting was done really well. Kieran Culkin is a better actor than his brother without a doubt. Emile Hirsch is a newcomer to me and is not bad an actor himself. The comic scenes were quite...entertaining to some extent. But because of Culkin's character in the movie, the ending was a huge surprise. This movie gets 7 out of 10.
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