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.
Why Is The Boys Are Back Rated PG-13?
The Boys Are Back is rated PG-13 for some sexual language and thematic elements.
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Death is portrayed, as well as discussed, when a woman suffers from the fatal effects of cancer. A man drinks frequently to lessen the pain of grief. Other characters are shown drinking at home, in bars or at social gatherings. Brief comments are made about drug use. A man receives injuries to his face after an altercation in a bar. A child is nearly hit by a vehicle. A father lets his child drive a car with his assistance, ride on the hood while the father drives and engage in other activities that may be considered dangerous. A married couple kisses. An adult and teen discuss an adulterous affair and the resulting pregnancy. A man makes crude, sexual comments to a female bartender. A man comments on an athlete’s breasts. A child repeatedly hits his father. The script includes profanities, regional slang expressions, terms of Deity, slurs and insults.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Release Date: 26 January 2010
The Boys Are Back releases to DVD with the following bonus materials:
-The Boys Are Back: A Photographic Journey—Director Scott Hicks presents a pictorial tour of the making of the film.
- A Father and Two Sons, On Set Author Simon Carr, , whose memoir inspired the movie, and his real-life sons visit the set.