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This Boy’s Life



In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries the mechanic, but they soon find out that he's an abusive and unreasoning alcoholic, and they struggle to maintain hope in an impossible situation as the boy grows up with plans to escape the small town by any means possible. Based on a true story by Tobias Wolff.

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This Boy's Life (1993)
This Boy's Life poster Rating: 7.3/10 (42,894 votes)
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Writer: Tobias Wolff (book), Robert Getchell (screenplay)
Stars: Robert De Niro, Ellen Barkin, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Blechman
Runtime: 115 min
Rated: R
Genre: Biography, Drama
Released: 23 Apr 1993
Plot: The story about the relationship between a rebellious 1950s teenager and his abusive stepfather, based on the memoirs of writer and literature Professor Tobias Wolff.