Overall Rank: 12502
Average Rating: 2.3/4
# of Ratings: 40
Theatrical Release Date: 10/20/2006
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ryan Murphy
Actors: Joseph Cross, Annette Bening, Alec Baldwin, Brian Cox, Evan Rachel Wood, Joseph Fiennes
Plot: A young boy experiences an alcoholic father, a self centered poetry reading mother, a loony psychiatrist and his family, homosexuality, a divorce, and life on his own all before the age of 15.
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Camper - wrote on 07/02/2013
The book was great, the movie was....alright, I suppose, if you're just looking at it as a movie not based on a book. It just fell sort of flat, and I was expecting something better. Maybe the key to watching movies is to simply never expect anything....
lpd381 - wrote on 12/31/2010
When you compare the movie to the book it falls very short. If you take the movie just as a movie its slightly better but still has a ton of problems. The biggest being that it struggles to develop all its characters and it jumps around a whole bunch. The jumping around issue is mostly caused by the fact the movie is based on a book that is a series of essays that cover many years. The movie attempts to remedy this by just crunching them all together and having them occur over what seems like maybe a year probably less. The thing that makes the movie a little better is the acting. The cast takes a very bad script and makes it slightly better.
goodfellamike - wrote on 10/30/2008
A tirelessly uneven dramedy with depressing (and severely depressed) characters that are lost in a valueless script; the acting is fine, especially by Annette Bening, but I can't imagine anyone enjoying or being enriched by anything here. Final Grade: C-
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