Worth Watching: Clive Owen in The Boys Are Back Trailer
Miramax has debuted a trailer on Yahoo today for a film I've never heard of called The Boys Are Back starring Clive Owen. This drama is about a father who must learn to become a single parent when his wife suddenly passes away. It's great to see Clive Owen in a non-action movie for once (since I don't really count Duplicity as a complete drama). This looks pretty damn good, but will it be anything memorable? It doesn't look like. Maybe I'm just being too harsh or maybe I'm preparing for the upcoming fall film festivals, since this is premiering up in Toronto. With that said, I still suggest everyone check this out this afternoon.
Watch the trailer for Scott Hicks' The Boys Are Back:
You can also watch the trailer for The Boys Are Back in High Definition on Yahoo
The Boys Are Back follows a witty, wisecracking, action-oriented sportswriter (Clive Owen) who, in the wake of his wife's tragic death, finds himself in a sudden, stultifying state of single parenthood.
The Boys Are Back is directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker Scott Hicks, of Shine, Snow Falling on Cedars, Hearts in Atlantis, and No Reservations most recently. The screenplay was written by TV writer Allan Cubitt. This is based on Simon Carr's book titled "The Boys Are Back in Town." Miramax is bringing The Boys Are Back to limited theaters on September 25th after its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
Reader Feedback - 25 Comments
good date movie, who knows it might turn out great!
Xerxex on Aug 6, 2009
Looks very good. On my list for sure.
Eric on Aug 6, 2009
actually pretty interested in this one.. and the trailer helps out with that quite a bit
Dusty on Aug 6, 2009
I'm not crying! It's just been raining... on my face.
LW on Aug 6, 2009
just reload the page it eventually works
Dave on Aug 6, 2009
wow that was a great movie, eh guys
Silver on Aug 6, 2009
Looks alright. Not my type of movie though.
Syphous on Aug 6, 2009
It would be cool if the kids asked if they could cut there cocks of and he said yes.
That Awesome Norwegian Guy on Aug 6, 2009
Jeez, I welled up at that, if my wife left me like, I'd be broken in half.
Crapola on Aug 6, 2009
Good trailer, might go and see this.. Great use of Angels & Airwaves' Call To Arms at the end too...
Bryan on Aug 6, 2009
LOOKS AMAAAZIIING Love Clive Owen and this movie looks like it has a great feeling to it 🙂 must watch
jaja on Aug 6, 2009
I love anything Clive Owen does!!!
legion on Aug 6, 2009
We cannot say that we did not know Clive Owen could act so finely. Children of Men, after all, was an amazing display of his art. This trailer shows how deep the movie will be, so we can expect no surprises from the film, except for how warmly it touches us. I hope that I am wrong and the film delves deeper into all of us and pulls out some raw emotion. Bravo. I will definitely see this film.
Angry Chief on Aug 7, 2009
Passable, but I dunno about seeing it in theaters. I guess blu will have to do.
Johnny Neat on Aug 7, 2009
"Featuring Songs by Sigur Ros" YAY! *ahem* also Clive Owen is good... But seriously this reminds me alot of how I deal with kids, so I'd love to get to see this.
BVDR on Aug 7, 2009
This film looks fabulous. A great storyline with a bunch of great actors. Love it!!
Atomic Popcorn on Aug 7, 2009
#9 haha it was alirght
DoomCanoe on Aug 7, 2009
I'm glad to read the reviews of this trailer are mostly positive! I was prepared to defend it by pointing out the values in a movie like this in a culture that is slowly going through a massive gender transformation. As a male who works in a career that is heavily involved with children I'm glad to see a film like this being made....even if on first appearance it looks like it's perpetuating the male stereotype of dads being "fun" and "irresponsible." Truth be told the most impressive thing about this movie is the concept of "Just say Yes" when it comes to letting kids be free to learn and express themselves. I'm excited to see this one! Looks like this falls dramatic offerings are going to make up for this summers lack decent films.
ImaginaryVisionary on Aug 7, 2009
Number 4 hit the nail on the head, 18 as well. Looks good, and you don't see enough of a single/widowed/or divorced father raising kids on film. (With the exception of Kramer vs. Kramer). I'll be seeing this one.
movie buff on Aug 8, 2009
looks good to me. i hope it comes to Pittsburgh too.
dave13 on Aug 8, 2009
I wouldn't consider myself a Clive Owen fan, but this looks promising.
sidew8ys on Aug 8, 2009
Dang, I've seen some good trailers today. The fall releases look very promising. And, by the way, see how influencial The Edge has been?
kitano0 on Aug 8, 2009
Looks like the first decent Aussie film to be released this year! Fingers crossed it gets some coverage overseas cause the last Aussie film to get international coverage was Wolf Creek, which just makes this country look bad.
Ben on Aug 9, 2009
definitely worth watching but I think this trailer revealed too much 😐
Eman on Aug 14, 2009
i love it! does anyone knew the actual song name from around 1:44 onward? 😡 i'm going to guess the artist is sigur ros... but what's the song called?
giraffic on Aug 26, 2009
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