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Enthusiastic recommendation, 19 February 2002

I have and do recommend this film to many. Offering a look into the most tender, vulnerable and heartbreaking moments of a family greatly suffering during the depression of the 1930's, a young boy is pressed into service as the emotional champion of his family. His becoming a man is not trivially compared to the childhood game so many of us have played; he plays for his life. The power of this young man's courage will reach even the most cynical.

No tear-jerker, but poignant; tears will likely flow. This film will definitely be on my shelf as soon as it is available. I have been waiting since 1993.