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This Boy's Life
7.9
/10
4,923 Ratings

THIS BOY'S LIFE

Directed by Michael Caton-Jones
United States, 1993
Drama

Synopsis

All Caroline wants is to be able to settle down in one place and find a man who will treat both her and her son Toby right. She moves to Seattle and finds the seemingly respectable Dwight. However, Toby feels differently about him, as Dwight’s methods are emotionally and physically abusive.

Synopsis

All Caroline wants is to be able to settle down in one place and find a man who will treat both her and her son Toby right. She moves to Seattle and finds the seemingly respectable Dwight. However, Toby feels differently about him, as Dwight’s methods are emotionally and physically abusive.

Our take

His chipper exterior slowly peeling back to expose toxic insecurities and abusive tendencies, De Niro’s stepfather starts on the lower-key end of the spectrum of sinister figures he’s played, though is no less terrifying than Travis Bickle. As scene partner, he gets the best out of a young DiCaprio.