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Poor Boy (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama, Western | 17 April 2016 (USA)
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Two misfit brothers hustle cash and chase dreams in the desert. When a mysterious woman threatens to repo their beloved houseboat the brothers cook up an epic con to finally leave their dusty town and sail off on a beam of sunshine to California.
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Credited cast:
Michael Shannon ... Blayde Griggs
Amanda Crew ... Charlene Rox
Justin Chatwin ... Jackie Clean
Dale Dickey ... Deb Chilson
Lou Taylor Pucci ... Romeo Griggs
Dov Tiefenbach ... Samson Griggs
Stephanie Hunt ... Miranda Laguna
Andy Bean ... Drime
Pat Healy ... Vern Rickey
Amy Ferguson ... Cynthia Ravenblanket
Jon Foster ... Roscoe Joe
Eszter Balint ... Missus Waxman
Amber Rothwell ... Billie Jean
Zach Garcia ... Keeter Bush
Luke Jones ... School Zone
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Two misfit brothers hustle cash and chase dreams in the desert. When a mysterious woman threatens to repo their beloved houseboat the brothers cook up an epic con to finally leave their dusty town and sail off on a beam of sunshine to California.

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Drama | Western

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Not Rated

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TRASH BROTHERS
12 August 2018 | by js-66130See all my reviews

This is a dirty movie, well, dusty may be more appropriate. Brothers Samson and Romeo are introduced trying unsuccessfully to sell back a lawnmower they just stole from an ex. The cops have more trouble trying to hold back the pipe wielding woman than making what should be a routine arrest. This is the arid South, where everyone is scrambling for something, and most folks are dirty.

Our small time hoods have small time dreams, but even those they can't seem to get right. Subsisting in a desert trailer, the duo scheme and scam their days away in hopes of some far fetched pay day, which will take then to California. There's a bit of Grapes of Wrath tumbleweeding through this jerky plot line, capturing present day down and outs and the choking bleakness of their existence.

"Poor Boy" does little justice to several juicy characters in favour of the brothers connection, but that is where the film ultimately succeeds: with the unflinching bond only blood can provide. Lou Taylor Pucci and his strokeable beard is fabulous as the domineering yet utterly misguided big brother, to Dov Tiefenbach's silent but tenaciously game sibling.

It's a gloriously character study and not much more. But sometimes that's all ya need.


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USA

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English

Release Date:

17 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,920, 15 July 2018

Gross USA:

$31,031

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,031
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2.40:1
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