This is what Terry Gilliam ASPIRED to recreate when making the (awful) TIDELAND. BUTCHER BOY did it much better a decade earlier. This is the tragicomic loss of innocence as viewed through the eyes of a 12-year-old. Much of it makes little sense logically, because (duh!) much of LIFE makes little sense to a 12-year old. As if! (Do kids still say that?) So watch as a precocious Irish boy experiences his mother's suicide, his father's slow drunken death, lecherous boy-loving clergymen, and the heartbreaking realization that close friends eventually do drift apart. Are we having fun yet?
Saturday, February 13, 2010
BUTCHER BOY (1997)
PLEASE, GOD, PLEASE MAKE TERRY GILLIAM'S NEXT MOVIE GOOD.