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The Boys Are Back

Joe Warr (Clive Owen) is a capable sports writer, but not quite as competent as a father. This he learns after a tragedy turns him into a single parent. Responsible for two sons, one an impressionable six-year-old (Nicholas McNulty) and the other a headstrong teen (George MacKay), Joe attempts to rear his offspring the best way he knows how -- even if his methods are a bit unusual. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 104
Theater Release: 09 Oct 2009
Video Release: 26 Jan 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The Boys Are Back is rated PG-13: for some sexual language and thematic elements.

Cast: Scott Hicks, Clive Owen, Nicholas McNulty, George MacKay
Studio: 2009 Miramax Films
Website: Official site for The Boys Are Back.

Detailed Review

Parenting is never easy but for former athlete and sportswriter Joe Warr (Clive Owen), it is overwhelming. Following the sudden death of his wife Katy (Laura Fraser), the ambitious newspaperman,… 
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Why Is The Boys Are Back Rated PG-13?

Death is portrayed, as well as discussed, when a woman suffers from the fatal effects… 
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