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A Boy Called Dad

A Boy Called Dad
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 79 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Brian Percival
  • Written by: Julie Rutterford
  • Cast: Ian Hart, Louise Delamere, Kyle Ward
  • Website: www.aboycalleddad.com

Teenage tearaway Robbie (Ward) goes on the run with his baby while his distant father (Hart) pursues. Percival treats a potentially contrived situation with welcome seriousness, setting the tone for a worthy entry in the ongoing grim-up-north cycle.

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A Boy Called Dad

21 Apr 20103 stars

(15) 79min April’s pre-blockbuster season is a traditional ‘dump slot’ for unanticipated UK films, and it’s a shame to see A Boy Called Dad given such unceremonious treatment, particularly as it showcases a strong performance from the perennially…

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