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Little Boy

Little Boy
Little Boy
Little Boy
  • PG-13
  • 1h 47m
  • 2015
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A powerful, moving, and heartwarming film about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his father home from World War II, LITTLE BOY will capture your heart and lift your spirits. From the Executive Producers of Son of God and Touched by an Angel, this instant cinematic classic captures the wonder of life through the eyes of a 7-year-old child and reminds us of the power of faith, hope and love in the face of adversity. LITTLE BOY also stars Academy Award Nominee Emily Watson (The Theory of Everything) and Tom Wilkinson (Selma).
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Well-meaning but manipulative on a horrifically misguided scale, Little Boy is the rare faith-based film that many viewers may find legitimately offensive.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Young boy's faith pulls heartstrings in sentimental drama.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Little Boy is a period drama about a smaller-than-average boy who believes that if he finishes a "magic list" of good deeds, he can miraculously bring his father back from World War II. There are some scenes of violence, including newsreel footage of WWII and sequences set during the war (including in a Japanese POW camp), plus sequences in which a group of men harass and beat up a Japanese American out of anger and prejudice. Language ranges from insults ("idiot," "midget") to WWII-era racial epithets ("Jap," "yellow hide," "Buddha head"), but the themes and messages -- from the power of family to the beauty of the father-son bond -- are positive and age appropriate for older tweens.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:April 24, 2015
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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