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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. »

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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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Why Is The Boys Are Back Rated PG-13?


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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