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A sports writer becomes a single parent in tragic circumstances.

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The Boys Are Back is a confessional tale of fatherhood. It follows a witty, wisecracking, action-oriented sportswriter who, in the wake of his wife's death, finds himself in a sudden, stultifying state of single parenthood. Joe Warr throws himself into the only child-rearing philosophy he thinks has a shot at bringing joy back into their lives: "just says 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 a lack of rules, life becomes exuberant, instinctual, reckless... and on the constant verge of disaster. The three multi-generational boys of the Warr household, father and sons alike, must each find their own way, however tenuous, to grow up. Written by Miramax

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$49,342 (USA) (25 September 2009)

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$783,013 (USA) (30 October 2009)
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This is the first time that South Australian Director Scott Hicks has filmed a movie in his home state of South Australia since 1996's Academy Award winning Shine (1996). See more »

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Artie: I've got nibbles.
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Featured in Live from Studio Five: Episode #1.85 (2010) See more »

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Clive Owen's Ticket to the Oscar Nom
8 October 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Touching, real, sensitive and thoughtful. Definitely worth watching. I went because the releasing was limited and i don't wanted to miss this movie after Clive Owen's Oscar Rumour Buzz. An emotional--quite enjoyable entertaining story , i loved the screenplay and the supporting actors they were all touching and extremely talented. I really like the simplicity within this movie was made, it was real the emotions the acting and the movie. This movie made me cry. I really liked it. Clive Owen is amazing once again. I will not only watch it again but i will highly support the jury to give an Nom to Owen's Oscar Worthy performance. 8.5/10


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