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Little Boy (2015)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, 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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LITTLE BOY is a powerful and moving film about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive. The heartwarming story will capture your heart and lift your spirits as it reveals the indescribable love a little boy has for his father and the love a father has for his son. Set in the 1940s, LITTLE BOY is an instant cinematic classic that captures the wonder of life through the eyes of an 8- year-old little boy. Written and directed by Smithsonian Institute Award winning director Alejandro Monteverde, LITTLE BOY highlights themes of faith, hope and love in the face of adversity. Written by Mammoth Advertising

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Comedy | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

24 April 2015 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$6,420,319 (USA) (5 June 2015)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The earthquake in the movie really happened in real life in Los Angeles three months before the bomb detonation in Hiroshima. See more »


After saying goodbye to his family, James Busbee breaks the handle of his suitcase, in the next scene while getting up the suitcase handle is still intact. See more »


James Busbee: Do you believe you can do this ?
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Excellent family movie
24 April 2015 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

Not much to say except I'm really annoyed by the critics sometimes. This movie is solid. Has a vintage old-time feel to it. Well acted. Deals with the problems of the times (racism, bullying, war, alcoholism, death) in a dramatic, humorous and clever way.

Great story. Whole family loved it. They dealt with faith in a reasonable way. They pulled heartstrings without being saccharine. The critics are just so dead-set on hating any movie that deals with faith, especially the Christian faith. This movie soft-pedals that faith - but it definitely is a strong element.

Wholeheartedly recommend this movie to families who want to be able to go out together for a movie, and be inspired and entertained at the same time.

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