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A Boy Called Dad [DVD] [2009]

Kyle Ward , Ian Hart    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Kyle Ward, Ian Hart, Sasha Parkinson, Daniel Solazzo
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 16 Aug 2010
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003N774FG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,234 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Fourteen-year-old Robbie lives in New Brighton across the River Mersey from Liverpool with his mum, Lynda and pain-in-the-neck nine year old sister, Katie. Ever since his dad, Joe, walked out when Robbie was just four years old, Robbie is a boy defined by the absence of a father. Ten years on, Robbie still feels hurt, angry and lost. Despite Lyndas failed relationship with Katies dad, Katie at least gets to see her dad every weekend, a part-time relationship which Robbie covets. All Robbie has ever wanted in life is a dad. Instead, he gets something very different...a son.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Behind the scenes, Deleted Scenes, Documentary, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Short Film, SYNOPSIS: Fourteen-year-old Robbie lives in New Brighton across the River Mersey from Liverpool with his mum, Lynda and pain-in-the-neck nine year old sister, Katie. Ever since his dad, Joe, walked out when Robbie was just four years old, Robbie is a boy defined by the absence of a father. Ten years on, Robbie still feels hurt, angry and lost. Despite Lyndas failed relationship with Katies dad, Katie at least gets to see her dad every weekend, a part-time relationship which Robbie covets. All Robbie has ever wanted in life is a dad. Instead, he gets something very different...a son. ...A Boy Called Dad

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming drama 10 Aug 2010
By Alex L
Format:DVD
Really enjoyed this. Loved the dynamic between Ian Hart and his screen son. Really moving. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys good quality British drama.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DESERVES WORLD DISTRIBUTION 15 Mar 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is without doubt one of my top five film DVDs. The acting and direction are simply superb, while some of the backgroud images of the countryside are incredibly beautiful.
I hope Amazon will release this wonderful DVD worldwide
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Deserving of a fulfilling ending 2 Feb 2012
Format:DVD
This is a movie predominately about father and son relationships and for the most part it's a well told tale. Ian Hart puts in a solid performance but is easily outdone by the young and handsome Kyle Ward. But I must be honest in saying that I was left disappointed at the end of the film as I felt it deserved a more happy and fulfilling ending.....not that I'm into "Hollywood endings". Kyle Ward is actor with a real future, his role in one of the "The Street" - (Series 2) episodes was also very well played. Keep a look out for him.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Tim Kidner TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
For those who praised both the directing and writing of A Boy Called Dad might like to know that Brian Percival (who directed the multi-award winning ITV drama 'Downton Abbey') won a BAFTA along with screenwriter Julie Rutherford. That was a short, About A Girl, in 2001.

This re-teaming in 2009, a small £1million budget and a welcome star name of Ian Hart have produced a modest little gem of a Brit movie, filmed in Liverpool and north Wales. A Boy Called Dad stars 14 y.o. Kyle Ward, a natural and fine performance (though according to IMDB, hasn't been in anything since) from a lad who has a one night stand - and then fatherhood. The mother of the child has little contact with Robbie (Ward) and lives separately.

Enter jack-the-lad Robbie's Dad, a cheeky scouser with a VW pickup. He left Robbie and his mother some years before and says that he had moved to Ireland, when he had in fact, not. Robbie, after some reacquainting and bonding with his Dad, feels rejected and goes off the rails, kidnaps his own son and makes off in a car.

The film does have its moments of action, bursts of anger and a lot of quiet moments of contemplation and emotion. It won't suit everyone, though its very humanity should appeal to us all. It's whether we choose to actually sit down and watch it rather than something more gimmicky and instantly gratifying. It's not a great movie, but a good one.

I watched it on BBC2, when it was shown in the small hours.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Touching! 5 Aug 2012
By ReviewBlog51 TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
'A Boy Called Dad' is a good little British film, it probably wouldn't have really caught my eye if I stumbled across the trailer, but I'm glad that I decided to give it a go.

It is the story of Robbie (Kyle Ward who is brilliant in his debut role and gives a performance of real honesty and emotion), a 14 year old boy who was left by his father (well played by Ian Hart) as a toddler. After a one night stand with his classmate, in a bus shelter, he becomes a dad himself and is determined to prove that he won't do the same as his father did when he was young. It reminded me a lot of Ken Loach's film classic Kes, if you're a fan of Loach's movies, you will probably enjoy this. Don't miss Crissy Rock's cameo as the chip shop woman, classic!

'A Boy Called Dad' follows the young boy's personal journey from boyhood to fatherhood in this touching and bittersweet movie. It's a fresh idea and one of the best recent British movies that I have seen in the past few years.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a boy called dad 22 Nov 2011
By fonzy
Format:DVD
quite a good film it pulls on the heart strings a little well worth watchingA Boy Called Dad [DVD] [2009]
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great watch 10 Aug 2010
Format:DVD
A really powerful film that kept me glued to the screen. First class acting and cinematography.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Brit Flick! 9 Aug 2010
By Lulah
Format:DVD
Caught this at Edinburgh last year. Top film, highly recommend it. Ian Hart is brilliant as ever. Very touching story, you'll enjoy it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars It was ok..
Sorry, I have to bring the star ratings down for this, no way it deserves 4.5 - just misleading. Its not a bad film, but its low budget and a bit depressing!
Published 2 months ago by namford
3.0 out of 5 stars Powerful movie, but leaves you a little depressed...
When he becomes a father at the tender age of 14, Robbie's life quickly spirals out of control.

Feeling angry and neglected by his own dad, he starts a series of events... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mr. Corey S. Newcombe
2.0 out of 5 stars Slow movie with a ridiculous ending.
Okay, so I agree that the acting in the film was great but did no one else notice the fact that the ending was ridiculous and that bits of the film were so slow you could slip into... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Family Man
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!
I found this little gem by accident. I assumed it was going to be a run-of-the-mill story of boy from council estate, fathers a child, tries to do well, but fails. Read more
Published 17 months ago by cris
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking British film
set in North Wales/Liverpool area, starts off as a sort of 'kid from broken home meets dad and starts male bonding' type thing. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Nomessingabout
4.0 out of 5 stars A BOY CALLED DAD
This is a good film even though it is missing something. At the end of the film the boy wants to kill himself by jumping off the cliff, but the film does not detail his rotten... Read more
Published on 2 May 2012 by T. ROWDEN
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping and moving
A little slow moving at times but very poignant. Kyle Ward is superb as is Ian Hart. Sacha Parkinson executes her small role in a very credible way. Read more
Published on 5 Oct 2010 by mary g
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Brit Flick
For once all the hype and 5 star reviews are totally on the money. Great film, great acting, great script, great ending. Moving, funny, sad, and gritty brilliant film.Watch it!
Published on 28 Sep 2010 by C. J. P
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