Saturday, April 25, 2015

Movie Review: ‘Little Boy’ is a Fable About Faith Versus Magical Thinking

By Stephen Holden
HOLLYWOOD---The steady performances of Tom Wilkinson, playing a kindly priest, and Emily Watson, an angelic mother, in Alejandro Monteverde’s “Little Boy” do little to offset the cloying sweetness of a movie that has the haranguing inspirational tone of a marathon Sunday-school lesson. This tear-stained lump of hokum, drenched in oversaturated color, is a World War II fable about faith versus magical thinking. [link]