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This Boy's Life [DVD] [Widescreen]

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • A film based on Tobias Wolff's much-praised autobiography about his troubled youth. Caroline Wolff, divorced and with no job prospects, takes her son Toby on an aimless journey across America. They stop for a while in several towns, where Caroline gets involved with different men, but they always end up back on the road, running -- until Caroline meets Dwight Hansen, a military man whom she believes will bring stability to their lives and help raise Toby. But Dwight proves to be a sadistic dictator, determined to impose a rigid and cruel discipline on Toby. When the boy finally cannot take it anymore, he looks for any escape... even if it means he'll have to fight Dwight to get out.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 24619

  • Credits
    Robert De Niro, Robert DeNiro, Ellen Barkin, Leonardo DiCaprio, Leonardo Di Caprio, Jonah Blechman, Eliza Dushku
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[De Niro's Dwight] is so well defined and complex that he gives point to everybody and everything around him..."
    New York Times

    "...[DiCaprio fights De Niro] to an honorable draw, something few performers, and no other teenager, could do..." -- Rating: A
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Nicely acted....De Niro brings both a rough charm and ferocious power to Dwight....Leonardo DiCaprio is excellent..."
    Variety

    "...The movie is very involving..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "Undeservedly underseen....[A] great phooey-on-the-'50s memoir..."
    USA Today

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