Boy APosted: September 17, 2011
Boy A: a small British movie masterpiece, so beautiful an bitter. It does reflect on our society that forgets nothing, where the hope of redemption collides with the reality of the facts and people, rightly or wrongly, are not willing to forgive, even crimes committed by children. Andrew Garfield‘s performance makes Jack affectionate and vulnerable, like a bird leaving the nest for the first time, and induces protective instincts. And maybe that’s where the merit of the film is, to hide crucial information about his past to allow the public to take a liking to his character. In one of his first roles in a feature film, Garfield goes from one mood to another in ways that overshadow most experienced players well. A must watch movie.