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A Boy's Life (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  May 2003 (USA)
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Follows a Mississippi family's attempts to deal with an increasingly violent and erratic child.

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Follows a Mississippi family's attempts to deal with an increasingly violent and erratic child.

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Poignant and Powerful
26 March 2004 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

An in-depth look into the lives of a poor, rural family with little education, and a poor family dynamic. The grandmothers maniplation was outrageous (claiming Benji won the race when robert clearly did, showing up in the kitchen at Roberts birthday and hugging and fawning over him, then crying that no one is paying attention to her)and deeply saddening. The lack of opportunities and resources almost guaruntees this family cycle of poverty will continue with Robert and Benji's children.

Excellently done. Kudos to their schools, and all of our schools. It is an outrage that teachers and school administrators are not among the highest paid positions ion our society, instead of among the lowest. The teachers and staff at our public schools sometimes do more parenting and child rearing than these parents ever do, and the fact that they make next to nothing is embarrassing to me.


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