The Butcher Boy

1997, Movie, R, 106 mins

The Butcher Boy
The comic-strip panels that fill the screen during the opening credits set the tone: Neil Jordan's adaptation of Patrick McCabe's award-winning novel is brash, broadly drawn and awash in saturated color. But it's no cartoon. Bubbling just below the hyper-real surface is a wrenching and ultimately horrifying tale of adolescent isolation. It's 1962, and as the Cuban Missile Crisis escalates to a nail-biting climax, a different kind of explosion is set to blow in a small Irish village. Francie Brady (Eamonn Owens) is a precocious 12-year-old hellion whose freckle-faced, manically cheerful exterior masks an ever-deepening emotional disturbance. Francie lives in a fanta...
Released: 1997 Rated: R Length: 106 mins

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