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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Master Harold... and the Boys Blu-Ray Review

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Master Harold... and the Boys Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and Golden Globe winner Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction) are unforgettable in Athol Fugard's searing coming of age masterpiece set in apartheid-era South Africa. On a rainy afternoon in his mother's tea house, lonely 17 year-old Hally and Sam and Willie, two middle-aged black servants, share idyllic memories of their lifelong friendship. But when Hally learns that his invalid alcoholic father is coming home from the hospital, he unleashes his resentment and rage on Sam and Willie with devastating consequences. Lonny Price, who portrayed Hally on Broadway, captures all the heartbreak and humanity of one of the most celebrated plays of our time.

Review: This film adaptation of the great play Master Harold and the Boys.  The film is a well-paced and well acted tribute to this great tale of racism and life.  It centers around a young boy, his slaves/friends and his alcoholic father.  The boy, when faced with the return of his terrible father, takes it out on his friends, who happen to be slaves.  This tale of discovery is a great snapshot of how life may have been and definately pulls at your emotions.

Interest Range: Drama