The Butcher Boy
Francie Brady (Eamonn Owens) is an overimaginative boy whose dire home life turns his harmless fantasies into murderous delusions. When his abusive father (Stephen Rea) dies, and his suicidal mother is institutionalized, Francie acts out in homicidal fashion. Disturbing and surreal, director Neil Jordan's adaptation of Patrick McCabe's novel is notable for, among other things, casting controversial singer Sinéad O'Connor as the Virgin Mary.
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- Neil Jordan
RLanguage and violence
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it