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Little Boy by Alejandro Monteverde
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Little Boy is very odd. It mixes Christian values with a Rhonda Byrne mentality verging into the magical. The young boy is challenged by his priest to perform the corporal acts of mercy in order to bring his father home from the Pacific War. The parts where he befriends another societal outcast - a Japanese gentleman - are good, but then he gets the credit for “moving a mountain” when he stands by the beach drawing his father home with his will, and there is an earthquake. His nickname, given to him by the town bully, also plays into the Hiroshima bombing. We see people dancing in the US street while Hiroshima burns. ( )
  2wonderY | Jan 17, 2017 |
But no amount of fine acting can save Little Boy from the empty catharsis of its ending, which again treats faith like a blank check waiting to be cashed. “Believe the impossible,” the tagline commands. It’s a promise this shameless film has no intention of breaking.
added by 2wonderY | editA. V. Club, A. A. Dowd (Apr 23, 2015)
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