In mid-1970s Savannah, two bright but rebellious boys, Francis Doyle and Tim Sullivan, fight boredom, hormones and harsh teachers as they struggle to find something meaningful beyond the walls of their parish school. Francis, an exceptional artist whose imaginative forays into a fictional universe of good and evil fill his notebooks with comic-book imagery, creates a netherworld of superhero alter egos for the two boys. When the ultra-strict Sister Assumpta seizes their artwork one day, the boys embark upon an obsessed trail of revenge that ultimately changes their lives. —IMDb
Impressively realistic performances from young stars-to-be, with a really touching (and plausibly mischievous) story. Taking a decade to see this movie was a huge mistake. A great soundtrack emphasizes the sweaty doldrums of Savannah and the animated sequences were fun and vibrant (I expected no less from Todd McFarlane).
I've so much nostalgia pent up inside me towards this film. Its saddening, but good, this aching