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This Boy's Life

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Original title
This Boy's Life
Year
Running time
114 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Robert Getchell. Novel: Tobias Wolff
Music
Carter Burwell
Cinematography
David Watkin
Cast
Producer
Warner Bros.
Genre
Drama | 1950s. Family Relationships. Teen/coming-of-age. Melodrama. Biography
Synopsis
In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries the mechanic, but they soon find out that he's an abusive and unreasoning alcoholic, and they struggle to maintain hope in an impossible situation as the boy grows up with plans to escape the small town by any means possible. Based on a true story by Tobias Wolff.
Awards
1993: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Supp. Actor (DiCaprio)
1993: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: New Generation Award (DiCaprio)
1993: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Most Promising Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio)
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