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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)

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$6,420,319 (USA) (5 June 2015)
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Emily Watson's third film that takes place during World War II. The other being The Book Thief (2013) and The Water Horse (2007). 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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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Little Boy (2015) See more »

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Opening
by Stephan Altman and Mark Foster
© 2015 Milan Records
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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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