Boy A: DVD Review
Released by Roadshow
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan, Katie
Boy A is an unexpected treat.
It's the story of Jack (Andrew Garfield) a young man just released from
prison and trying to make his way in the world. As he tries to build a new life,
gets a job and sets about a relationship with Katie Lyons' Michelle, his past
starts to come sharply in focus and threatens to derail everything he's worked
There's flashbacks to Jack's past as you start to recall the horror of what
he actually did - and it's a crime which will make many recall the death of
Jamie Bulger and the resulting media furore.
Boy A is a really surprising film; a perfect made for TV DVD which was
nominated for 7 BAFTA awards - and its main actor Andrew Garfield (who was in
The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus) scooped the best actor award.
It's not difficult to see why - with his self assured acting and engrossing
screen presence, he's clearly one of the talents to keep an eye on.
It's very easy to get engrossed in films like this and with a compelling
central turn from Garfield, Boy A remains a good compelling and fresh piece of