The Winslow Boy

The Winslow Boy
The Winslow Boy
  • G
  • 1h 44m
  • 1999
Fresh97%
Common Sense Media Iconage 9+
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David Mamet's brilliant adaptation of the The Winslow Boy is a rich and complex telling of the British classic, brought to life by a superior ensemble of talent. The story follows the lives of the Winslows, a banker's family living in turn-of-the-century London, as they fight to prove the innocence of their youngest son accused of theft. After Sir Robert Morton, a respected lawyer, agrees to represent the boy, the case becomes a national spectacle and threatens to erode the family's bond. But, even as the legal circus engulfs the Winslows' lives, self-discovery and blossoming romance round out this period masterpiece filled with shimmering hope, wit and humanity.
© 1999 Sony Pictures Classics Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Common Sense Says
Dialogue-heavy period drama too slow for most tweens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Winslow Boy is a period drama that's almost completely chaste. An adult couple shares one passionate kiss, and there is some discussion about adults embracing romantically, but otherwise the film relies on subtle romantic tension. The pre-World War I setting references the military and the possibility of war, but only as a background element.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:April 30, 1999
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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