Cutting Edge (1990– )
7.9/10
52
1 user 1 critic

Boys Alone 

In this documentary a group of boys is "isolated" for five days in a fully equipped house, with food, games, beds, toys etc. They are closely followed by a camera crew. We can observe how ... See full summary »

Director:

Kim Flitcroft
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
Alex Alex
Daniel Daniel
George George
Luke Luke
Mark Mark
Michael Michael
Paul Paul
Robert Robert
Sam Sam
Sandra Scott Sandra Scott
Sim Sim
Edit

Storyline

In this documentary a group of boys is "isolated" for five days in a fully equipped house, with food, games, beds, toys etc. They are closely followed by a camera crew. We can observe how the boys react without any supervision and behave towards eachother. The result is mind boggling. After five days all the food is spilled mostly on the floor, most games and toys are broken, and the house is wrecked. The parents, who have been watching their sons for the past five days, are stunned when the boys leave the house. Written by River4Rain

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 2002 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This is a hoot! ... a must-see for any prospective parent of boys.
7 May 2005 | by snapper-1See all my reviews

A group of ten 11 and 12 year old boys are placed in a beautiful brick home in Hartfordshire, England for one week, virtually unsupervised. The goal is to explore exactly what the just-prepubescent natural instincts for boys will do when left alone, devoid completely of 24/7 parental control and other adult guidance.

I must say that when my two children were growing up I was a very harried single parent (a dad) who more enjoyed my daughter's Girl Scout meetings than my son's Boy Scout meetings, as the former was always pleasant, self-controlled, neat and relatively quiet...but the latter was always...ALWAYS cacophonous, boisterous, with things being broken, chairs put upon tables to then stand on, everything made to be messy and basically nutty.

Well, Boys Alone takes my experiences with groups of growing boys to another level. Besides virtually destroying the inner sides of that handsome home, kitchen, family, dining, bed and bathrooms, they run amok and damage the outside and the yard as well. With all the sublime maliciousness seemingly exuding from within their very genetic structure, these preteen human-terminators (ala Arnold Schwarzenneger) tend to firmly establish what nature has been trying to tell humanity all along...males are designed to be hunter-gatherers and just because he is confined within the artificial turf of 'civilization' doesn't belie his true underpinnings.

So if you are into horror movies, sci-fi with lots of destruction, gory phantasms, creatures from the black lagoon or Night of the Living Dead type situations...then by all means, you'll thoroughly enjoy this psychological thriller. It was made for you.

But if you are the type to avoid human interaction where thievery, personal property annihilation and violence is the norm...may I suggest a good Shirley Temple movie, like 'Heidi'.

My overall feelings were best exhibited to my children as I first viewed this docudrama...I laughed until I had tears in my eyes and found it hard to take in the next breath of air. And I prayed to God my thanks that beautiful brick two-story wasn't my home.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed