This boy's life a true story
(DVD)

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Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2010.
Physical Desc:
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Rating:
MPAA rating: R.
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Description
A single mother and her difficult son find family life isn't necessarily all it's cracked up to be in this drama adapted from writer and professor Tobias Wolff's 1989 memoir of the same name. Nomadic, flaky Caroline (Ellen Barkin) just wants to settle down in one place, find a decent guy, and provide a better home for her handful of a son, Toby (Leonardo DiCaprio). When she moves to Seattle and meets the respectful, respectable Dwight Hansen (Robert DeNiro), she thinks she's got it made. Toby, however, feels differently after spending a few months with Dwight and his children and away from Caroline. The boy's stepfather-to-be seems to want to mold Toby into a better person, but to do so he emotionally, verbally, and physically abuses the kid. The marriage proceeds, and soon Caroline, too, recognizes Dwight's need to dominate everyone around him. She sticks with it, though, convinced it's the best thing for her son, and several years of dysfunction ensue. During this time, Tobias befriends another misfit, the possibly homosexual young Jonah (Arthur Gayle), while continuing to chafe under the yoke of his repressive stepfather. This Boy's Life provided the first lead role for future superstar DiCaprio. The film was written by Robert Getchell, who also penned such mother/son fare as Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore and The Client. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi
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ISBN:
0790777738
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Notes

General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1993.
General Note
Based on the book by Tobias Wolff.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, David Watkin ; editor, Jim Clark ; original music, Carter Burwell ; costume designer, Richard Hornung ; production designer, Stephen J. Lineweaver.
Participants/Performers
Robert De Niro, Ellen Barkin, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Blechman, Eliza Dushku, Chris Cooper, Carla Gugino, Kathy Kinney, Tobey Maguire.
Description
Caroline just wants to settle down in one place, find a decent guy, and provide a better home for her handful of a son, Toby. When she moves to Seattle and meets Dwight, she thinks she's got it made. Toby, however, feels differently after spending time with Dwight while away from Caroline. Dwight seems to want to mold Toby into a better person, but to do so he emotionally, verbally, and physically abuses the kid. The marriage proceeds, and soon Caroline, too, recognizes Dwight's need to dominate everyone around him.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: R.
System Details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby surround stereo.
Language
English or French dialogue; English, French or Spanish subtitles; Closed-captioned.
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