"The Boys Are Back" on DVD 

Story of a widowed father and his sons, grief and the immense challenge of parenting, based on a 2001 memoir by Simon Carr. Joe Warr (Clive Owen) is a successful sports writer in Australia whose wife dies. In addition to dealing with the grief, Joe must go from being a mostly-away-at-work pop to a full-time father for his 6-year-old son, Artie (Nicholas McAnulty). The situation becomes even tougher when Harry (George McKay), Joe's teenage son from his first marriage, arrives from England for an extended visit. The acting is excellent and the relationships between the three are realistic and moving — you'll have to decide whether the romanticized depiction of Joe's "free range" parenting approach is appropriate or as irresponsible as driving around the beach with your six-year-old sitting on the hood. 103 minutes. DVD INFO: Limited commentary and a making-of featurette.

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