A Boy Called Dad 2009
1h 20min | Drama | 27 June 2011 (USA)
When he becomes a father at the tender age of 14, Robbie’s life quickly spirals out of control. Feeling angry and neglected by his own dad, he kick-starts a series of events that will catapult him at great speed into adulthood.
Saw this film as part of the Best of the Fest in Edinburgh Film Festival. Whilst it has its flaws (particularly re the lack of representation of any real women characters) this is more than made up for by main story (which focuses on the Dads) which is moving and captivating and the performance of newcomer Kyle Ward (Robbie) alongside Ian Hart as his Dad. The film centres upon fatherhood and whether the chain of bad dads can be broken by Robbie. His interaction with his young baby son, inspired by his own treatment by his dad is especially moving, as is the reaction of the Welsh girl (Nia) he meets on the run with her own father. Definitely worth seeing especially if you have kids or intend to have them and fancy a cry!
Director: Brian Percival
Writer: Julie Rutterford
Stars: Kyle Ward, Ian Hart, Louise Delamere
Release Date: 27 June 2011 (USA)
Also Known As: Baba Denen Çocuk
Filming Locations: Wirral, Merseyside, England, UK
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
File size : 1.47 GiB
Duration : 1 h 19 min
Overall bit rate : 2 639 kb/s