Worth Watching - June 6: John Crowley's Boy A Trailer
I came across a rather interesting new trailer today that I wanted to suggest everyone check out. Boy A is a drama about a boy who committed a heinous crime as a youngster and his life after being released from prison. Although he is a new man, he can't seem to escape his past no matter how hard he tries. I was actually impressed with the footage and would say this doesn't look half bad, but I'm not sure. It's a British feature film that first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year and has received a few fairly positive reviews. Either way, I think it's worth checking out, as a few of you may find something worthwhile.
Joe Leydon of Variety gave Boy A a rather glowing review, which is a very good thing, saying that it "inspires respect for its first-rate performances, artful construction and meticulous understatement." You can read a few more reviews of the film over on Rotten Tomatoes.
Watch the trailer for Boy A:
You can also watch the Boy A trailer in High Definition on Apple
Boy A is a fictional story starring Andrew Garfield as Jack. His involvement in the murder of another child means Jack, at 24, has spent most of his young life in juvenile prisons. Released from prison into an unrecognizable adult world, Jack is given a new name, new job, new home; a new life. But anonymity is both a blessing and a curse as Jack has to contend with not being able to tell the people he gets to know, and love, of his true past and the monstrous secret he must keep hidden.
Boy A is directed by Irish filmmaker John Crowley, of Intermission previously, with a script by Mark O'Rowe, of Intermission as well. The film is based on a novel of the same name written by Jonathan Trigell. The Weinstein Company is distributing domestically after its debut at the Toronto Film Festival last year. Boy A currently arrives in limited theaters starting on July 23rd. The poster for the film is featured below.