This Boy's Life


This Boy's Life
  • 09 April 1993

  • Drama / Biography

  • USA

  • 115 min

  • 7.3

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Robert De Niro

Dwight Hansen

Ellen Barkin

Caroline Wolff Hansen

Leonardo DiCaprio

Tobias 'Toby' Wolff

Jonah Blechman

Arthur Gayle


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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07April 2010

«This Boy's Life» is a 1993 drama. Moving from one unhealthy relationship to another, Caroline (Ellen Barkin) and her son, Toby (Leonardo DiCaprio), roam the country and finally end up in Washington state, where she marries Dwight (Robert De Niro), a modest mechanic. But Dwight fails to be the role model she had hoped for, and Toby is desperate to escape from under his heavy, abusive hand. Michael Caton-Jones's gripping drama is based on Tobias Wolff's autobiography of the same name. «This Boy's Life» directed by Michael Caton-Jones. You can download «This Boy's Life» right here!





I cant fathom parting with my money to see it despite the good reviews.24 March 2012

I cant fathom parting with my money to see it despite the good reviews.





thanks27 February 2012

This has good reviews, I just cant fathom parting with my money to see it.





Thanks for that comment good to know17 June 2011

Thanks for that comment good to know





Thanks09 May 2011

Thanks for commenting, helps us to know if we should check it out.





This Boy's Life16 April 2011

Previous roles of Travis Bickle, Max Cady, and Jake LaMottta on Zanax, that's how DeNiro played abusive Dwight, blonde bombshell Barkin is as hott as she was in NOLA, 'The Big Easy', plus Eliza Dushku and Tobey's very 1st roles, Leo's 2nd, and Carla Gugino early in her 20+ year career: an... more

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Excellent performances by great stars07 May 2010

Based on true story. Ellen Barkin, Robert DeNiro, Leonardo DeCaprio all make this tale believable.

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