The Boys Are Back parents guide

The Boys Are Back

Overall B

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.

Release date October 9, 2009

Violence B-
Sexual Content B-
Profanity C
Substance Use C

Why is The Boys Are Back rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Boys Are Back PG-13 for some sexual language and thematic elements.

Run Time: 104 minutes

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Why is The Boys Are Back rated PG-13? The Boys Are Back is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some sexual language and thematic elements.

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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The Boys Are Back
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Coarse Language. Mature Subject Mater.
Manitoba PG Mature Theme.
Ontario PG
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

The Boys Are Back is directed by and stars Scott Hicks, Clive Owen, Nicholas McNulty, George MacKay.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Boys Are Back movie is January 26, 2010. Here are some details…

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.

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