Worth Watching - June 6: John Crowley's Boy A Trailer

June 6, 2008
Source: Apple

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:

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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.

Boy A Poster

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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments


boy a is incredibly moving. it screened over here in the uk on tv and never made it on to the big screen unfortunately but the impact remains the same. we need more insightful, thought-provoking drama like this in cinemas. andrew garfield is an amazingly talented actor and deserves all the awards he's been getting for this.

ann on Jun 6, 2008


this look good, long time have i seen a good drama

Darrin on Jun 6, 2008


Looks good... I'm interested. I liked the music towards the end too.

Jeff Warner on Jun 6, 2008


I also saw this when it was broadcast on TV over here in the UK. It was incredibly powerful and moving, not to mention extremely apt in the sensationalist press climate we have over here. I recommend this highly to anyone even remotely interested.

Ross on Jun 6, 2008


Thats actually made me quite sick. Its "inspiration" is blatantly obvious and raises the old question "how soon is too soon?". In my opinion this is too soon and its shameful of anyone to try and profit from this tragedy.

Dr.Duvel on Jun 6, 2008


Is this limited or wide release? and if it is wide release, beign an European film will it come to America? please tell me it does.

Xerxex on Jun 6, 2008


It looks interesting to me. Wondering if it'll get wide distribution in the US of A... although I doubt it. I even think the poster is pretty damn cool.

Alfredo on Jun 6, 2008


Number 6 is right. this is pretty much a 'ripped from the headlines' thing about the murder of james bulger by two little boys. they actually labeled the boys 'Child A and Child B'. anyway, it looks good and ill be seeing it when it comes out

mos on Jun 6, 2008


I was curious what this was about. Looks good.

Ryan on Jun 6, 2008


Looks great!

Bob on Jun 6, 2008


WHAT IS THE MUSIC at the end of this trailer, anyone please???

Kevin Eds on Jun 23, 2008


Hi, I'm also looking for the music of the end of the "Boy A" trailer! Could anybody help me to find out what music this is! Thanks in advance!

Micha on Jun 20, 2009


The song is "The Reckoning" by Machine Vandals. It's in the new District 9 trailer too!

Julie on Aug 12, 2009

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