#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. Unfortunately, one tragedy after another, Francie’s world sinks deeper and deeper into paranoia (directed mainly against Mrs. Nugent, a nasty neighbor) and fantasy (where he has visions of the Virgin Mary).
Plot: Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. When Francie’s world turns to madness, he tries to counter it with further insanity, with dire consequences.
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An odd little gem
I went to my local video store last night and walked straight to its awesome horror section. I was specifically looking for this movie, as i had seen it in the store before, and was about to see it until my friend decided that we’d walk out with Joy Ride. The cover of this movie intrigued me, and lead me to think that it would be a darkly comeidic yet still very scary story about a boy’s descent into madness.
The Butcher Boy is about an Irish boy, Francie, whose domestic life is miserable. His dad is always drunk and his mother is mentally unstable. However, he lets his anger out through his mischevous behavior in the town, particularly directed towards Mrs Nugent and her son, a perfect mother with a perfect son. Francie is also best friends with Joe, a sensitive kid of whom we get the impression from that he is losing interest in Francie’s treatings of others, which are going a bit too far.
A lot more happens in The Butcher Boy, but if you don’t like what you just got, don’t see the movie. Though it’s not slow, Francie’s character development seems to drag, and Neil Jordan seems to advance his personality just before we’ve had enough.
The acting is what makes the movie what it is. Somebody call Eamonn Owens and give this kid a part in a movie. He owns the movie, he is the movie. Words cannot describe how good th’ young laddie is at acting as the troubled Francie. This has to be one of my favorite acting performances of all time, right up there with Jason Schwartzman in Rushmore, and Kiefer Sutherland in Stand By Me. This kid needs a good role badly. Everybody else is decent, though i feel that Stephen Rea as Francie’s father underplayed the role, and could’ve added more depth to the character. The character seemed to be waiting to become lively and three dimensional, but Rea went for the B minus and stopped there.
The butcher boy was not what I expected, and if you’re looking for a horror movie about madness, look elsewhere. If you want a dramatic character study with a child actor better than a million Haley Joel Osments, this is for you. It is thought provoking, upsetting, and doesn’t beg for it at all. How many movies can you say that about?
Francie Brady has become a Cult figure in his own lifetime! The ‘true to life’ scenes of lower working class Irish life are only equalled by the ‘tragi-comic’ views of Francie’s life. His frequent ‘conversations’ with “Mary” complete what must become “The Cult Film of the 90’s”. It is a film you will either ‘love’ or ‘hate’… Did you like the book “Angela’s Ashes”? You may see shades of Francie in there too! Not seen it? Try it! Within 15 minutes you’ll know whether it’s for you. (Darth)
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Neil Jordan
Writer Pat McCabe (novel), Neil Jordan (screenplay), Pat McCabe (screenplay)
Actors Eamonn Owens, Sean McGinley, Peter Gowen, Alan Boyle
Country USA, Ireland
Awards 10 wins & 11 nominations.
Production Company Geffen Pictures, Butcher Boy Film, Warner Bros.
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital (5.1 surround), SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor, London, UK
Film Length 3,016 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm