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A Boy's Life (2003)

Follows a Mississippi family's attempts to deal with an increasingly violent and erratic child.

Directors:

Rory Kennedy, Nick Doob (co-director)

Writer:

Mark Bailey
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Follows a Mississippi family's attempts to deal with an increasingly violent and erratic child.

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Country:

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English

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9 May 2003 (USA) See more »

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A chilling documentary on emotional and psychological child abuse.
8 December 2003 | by golightliSee all my reviews

Robert, a Mississippi 7 year old being raised by his grandmother, is victimized by his grandmother's Munchhausen by Proxy disorder- she attributes all manner of disturbed behavior to him and has him falsely medicated for psychiatric disorders that he doesn't have. His 20 year old mother struggles to regain custody of Robert and his younger sibling, Benjamin, both of whom were conceived when she was underage.

A chilling portrait of emotional and psychological child abuse. Rory Kennedy's film is terrific.


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