over 6 years
Andrew Garfield is superb. You really understand everything he's going through. Very sad.
A sad, but fantastic film about life.
Boy A is a 2007 British film adaptation of Jonathan Trigell's critically acclaimed novel of the same name which shares some similarities with the notorious James Patrick Bulger case. The film premiered at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival.
It is directed by John Crowley and stars Andrew Garfield (who won the 2008 Best Actor BAFTA TV Award for his performance), Peter Mullan, and Katie Lyons. The North American cinematic release is distributed by The Weinstein Company.
We first meet Boy A (Andrew Garfield), Eric Wilson, as he is released from prison under the name Jack Burridge. His past is told through flashbacks.
Eric Wilson (Alfie Owen) befriends Philip Craig who is a troublemaker who rescues Eric from a group of bullies. It is later disclosed that Philip is the victim of rape perpetrated by his older brother. Philip gets into an argument with a girl from their school who comes across the two boys loitering in a park. She criticizes them and refers to them as "scum" when she witnesses...