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Jo's Boy (2011)

Le fils à Jo (original title)
Grandson of a rugby legend, son of a rugby legend and himself a rugby legend, Jo Canavaro brings up his 13 year old son, Tom, alone in a small village in the Tarn region of France. To the ... See full summary »

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Jo Canavero
Olivier Marchal ...
Le Chinois
Vincent Moscato ...
Pompon
Jérémie Duvall ...
Tom Canavero
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Alice Hamilton
Abbes Zahmani ...
Le Boulon
Pierre Laplace ...
Frontignan
Lionnel Astier ...
Bernard
Laurent Olmedo ...
François
Darren Adams ...
Jonah Tukalo
Sofiane Bettahar ...
Bouboule
Grace Hancock ...
Fanny
Joffrey Gauzins ...
Rico
Jean-Marie Combelles ...
Le père Puissagay
Karine Monneau ...
Mme Brisson
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Grandson of a rugby legend, son of a rugby legend and himself a rugby legend, Jo Canavaro brings up his 13 year old son, Tom, alone in a small village in the Tarn region of France. To the great shame of Jo, Tom is as excellent at maths as he is useless on the field. For a Canavaro, the legend can't stop here. He is prepared to create a rugby team for Tom against the will of the entire village and Tom himself. Written by nobody

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Avoid it
12 November 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The premise of the movie is the relationship between a father and son and how rugby supposedly brings them together. There are several movies which have used sports to bring out the complexity of human relationships. This movie fails completely. The script has huge holes, the characterization is poor, the acting is lousy and trite. The director invests no time to either fleshing out the characters or the relationship between the father and son. The Director seems to have been sleep walking during the making of the movie. Most of the actors do the same. I saw it on a flight hoping that a French movie would be better than some of the Hollywood movies on offer. It was a waste of time. Avoid it


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