This Boy’s Life (1993)

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Avg Rating: 4 / 5. Voted: 16

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Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio (Toby), Robert De Niro (Dwight), Ellen Barkin (Caroline), Chris Cooper (Roy), Jonah Blechman (Arthur), Eliza Dushku (Pearl), Carla Gugino (Norma), Zack Ansley (Skipper)
Country: United States
Language: English (Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:58:51
Genres: Based on a True Story, Family, Domestic Abuse, Misery, Teensploitation

Plot – Spoilers:
Based on Tobias Wolff’s autobiographical book, This Boy’s Life follows Toby and his mother Caroline as they move from town to town looking for an anchor. They finally end up in Seattle while getting away from Caroline’s obsessive boyfriend and here she meets the middle-aged Dwight with three kids of his own. Though Dwight is awkward and eager to impress, he offers the promise of a stable life and so Caroline agrees to marry him.

Toby who has been shunted from school to school also is keen to better himself and his friend-circle. But as the months roll by, Dwight’s overwhelming personality begins to take its toll and every day becomes a living hell for Toby.

De Niro vs DiCaprio. Enough said.

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Vic
Vic
March 13, 2021 8:37 pm

I’m not crazy about this film. I’ve taken way more abuse than Leonardo’s character and they never made a movie about me. I could tell you some stories that are way better than this movie.

Steven
Steven
Reply to  Vic
December 5, 2021 2:18 am

Only if it involves your mum and sisters.
Yup make a movie.
Only if it contains incest, rape, suicide, violence against woman, torture against woman, suffering, misery

Zed Man Fuck Off
Zed Man Fuck Off
Reply to  Vic
December 30, 2021 4:15 pm

1. Do you know who else has taken way more abuse than Leonardo’s character and never broadcasted it, let alone wanted a movie out of it? Literally billions!
2. Who the fuck would want to make a movie about some anonymous asshole on the internet with a self-centered attitude?
3. The point of this movie is to illustrate the cause and effects of a rough abusive childhood to others, not to evoke some sort of a pissing contest which you’re clearly doing.
4. That being said, go fuck yourself sideways 🙂

Vic
Vic
Reply to  Zed Man Fuck Off
December 30, 2021 4:38 pm

WOW!! I really struck a nerve there huh?

Zed Man Fuck Off
Zed Man Fuck Off
Reply to  Vic
December 30, 2021 5:10 pm

Yup you most certainly did. Pat yourself on the back and have a gold sticker, my friend 😉

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  Zed Man Fuck Off
December 31, 2021 4:10 am

Yo who the fuck do you think you are using myu fucking name? NIGGER

Zed Man Fuck Off
Zed Man Fuck Off
Reply to  Zed Man
January 28, 2022 1:27 am

I’m not using your name, you fucking idiot. I’m simply telling you to fuck off via my username. Obviously you invested too many life points into racism in lieu of education, you reprobated homunculus 😉

fred fat
fred fat
December 30, 2021 10:30 pm

for an actor held in such high esteem de niro has made so many shit films and been shit in them