This Boy's Life

1993, Movie, R, 115 mins

Based on Tobias Wolff's brilliant memoir of the same title, THIS BOY'S LIFE is a well-acted film about an extremely painful adolescence. In capturing the compelling battle between a boy and his abusive stepfather, director Michael Caton-Jones cannily avoids obvious sentimentality, opting to let a rather brutal story tell itself.

1957. Angel-faced but troubled Toby "Jack" Wolff (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his brassy blonde mom, Caroline (Ellen Barkin), hit the road in search of a better life. Caroline is wooed by Dwight (Robert De Niro), an auto mechanic who lives far away in Concrete, Washington with his three kids, and marries him to give Toby a stable family lif...

Released: 1993 Rated: R Length: 115 mins

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