The Boy Who Cried Bitch

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An unevenly pitched, resolutely sincere adaptation by scriptwriter Catherine May Levin of her novel about a delinquent 12-year-old boy whose guilt-ridden mother is forced by an emotional war of attrition to commit her potentially violent son to a series of unsuitable psychiatric institutions. Although Cross, as the delinquent boy, and Young as his long-suffering mother, lend a powerful conviction to their demanding roles, Campanella's aimlessly roaming camera and elliptical scene transitions are curiously at odds with the predominantly naturalistic tone.

By: NF

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Duration: 105 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Juan José Campanella
Screenwriter: Catherine May Levin
Cast: Harley Cross
Karen Young
Dennis Boutsikaris
Adrien Brody
Gene Canfield
Moira Kelly
Jesse Bradford
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