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Little Boy (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, War | 24 April 2015 (USA)
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An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.
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An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.

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Believe the impossible

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Drama | War

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Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic material and violence | See all certifications »

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24 April 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El gran pequeño  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,750,356 (USA) (24 April 2015)

Gross:

$6,420,319 (USA) (5 June 2015)
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2.35 : 1
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The earthquake in the movie really happened in real life in Los Angeles three months before the bomb detonation in Hiroshima. See more »

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When Pepper offers Hashimoto the soda pop, while the bottle is on the ground between them, Pepper's bicycle alternately appears and disappears next to him depending on the camera angle. See more »

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Ben Eagle Narrator: [narrating] This is O'Hare, California. Back then it was nothing more than a sleepy fishing village, with a hill at the end of Main Street. Like you see in postcards. My story takes place on the home front, in the midst of World War II. That's me, the little fella.
Photographer: [motioning to the youngest]
Little Boy: Closer?
Freddy Fox: [ribbing him] Stop causing trouble, you midget.
Ben Eagle Narrator: Nobody in that town liked me much.
Photographer: One, two, three.
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Ben Eagle Narrator: I was eight years old. But the story really starts the day I met my dad. My only...
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References The Grapes of Wrath (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

When You Find Love
by Stephan Altman and Mark Foster (with Peter Barbee, and Mark Pontius)
Vocals by Mark Pontius
Vocals by Peter Barbee
Mark Foster Appears courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment
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Don't let the critic reviews decide on this one
30 December 2015 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This isn't a perfect movie - but it's a very, very good one. I hardly ever write reviews, but after seeing the really terrible critic reviews this movie has received, I thought I owed it to any potential watchers to let you know that I believe the Metascore is very misleading.

This movie really has no fatal flaws - the story is well-built, the acting is very good (much better than I expected), and the filming is beautiful. The tone of it really gives the right feeling of the time that the movie is set. The involvement of religious themes is only objective, and is viewed from different perspectives.

The only thing I'm missing is a bit more development in a few of the supporting characters, but that didn't really take much away from the overall impression i was left with. Pretty much everything else works really well in my opinion.

So if you're considering watching it, please do! It's a beautiful movie that is guaranteed to make you smile (:


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