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Bobby Platt is a mentally slow young man who escapes an abusive, hateful stepfather who has killed his pets one by one. To save himself, Bobby runs away and meets a strange old man who wanders the highways to bury roadkill animals. Bobby becomes the old man's apprentice and learns to see the world of nature in a strange idyllic way. But soon the shadow of his stepfather catches up to him and Bobby's world explodes into a grotesque nightmare.Written by
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It's funny. I can see my old self quite clearly. Remembering how I felt is much, much harder. Sometimes feelings come back to me when I'm digging, or in a dream. But mostly he's gone, that earlier me, who could hardly do anything, or even think anything. I mean I could read a bit, I could write a bit. I could talk... but I hardly ever did.
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Read Roger Ebert's review for plot description and more. He says it far better than I ever could. I can't believe some of the user comments that didn't like it. If I were a filmaker, this is the film I would want to be known for.
It is definitely not a children's film. Nor is it a "tearjerker" inthe way,say Bambi or The Yearling were; not that they weren't good. It's more about good vs. evil; and more than that. It's for people who think; who want to see more than car chases and Hollywood cliches. See it. You'll never forget it.
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