The Butcher Boy (1997)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama


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The antisocial son of an alcoholic father and a bipolar mother grows up in 1960s Ireland.


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  • Stephen Rea and Eamonn Owens in The Butcher Boy (1997)
  • Eamonn Owens in The Butcher Boy (1997)
  • Stephen Rea and Eamonn Owens in The Butcher Boy (1997)
  • Stephen Rea in The Butcher Boy (1997)
  • Eamonn Owens in The Butcher Boy (1997)
  • Eamonn Owens in The Butcher Boy (1997)

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27 February 2004 | CTzen
9
| Just an EXCELLENT movie
I don't understand how this movie is so unknown by most of the people.

Simply put, this is an amazing film. Eamonn Owens' performance is just unbelievable.

There are some serious and sensitives themes in this movie (murder, suicidal thoughts, alcoholism, child abuse, religion) however it's not a disturbing movie (it has its moments though). The reason for the lack of disturbance in this film is because we're seeing everything from the perspective of a little boy.

The Butcher Boy is, for sure, one of the best dark comedies/dramas that I've seen. Highly recommendable.

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$135,606 5 April 1998

Gross USA:

$1,995,911

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,995,911

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