Monday, November 7, 2011

Review: Boy Wonder

In this riveting and gritty film, a young boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother during a Brooklyn car-jacking … leaving him to be raised by his alcoholic father (Bill Sage, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Handsome Harry, 2010 Best Picture-nominee Precious, American Psycho, If Lucy Fell). Now a 17-year-old loner, Sean Donovan (Caleb Steinmeyer, HBO’s True Blood, ABC’s Lost) is relentlessly haunted by his past and obsessed with finding his mother’s killer.

Drawn into a nocturnal urban underworld, Sean’s consuming rage is vented one night, defending himself from a chaotic attack by a drug dealer. Thus begins his life as a quiet, straight-A student by day and a self-appointed hero at night.

But what is a real hero? Who decides what is right or wrong? As the boundaries between justice and vengeance blur, Sean’s dual life wears on his psyche and his two worlds careen dangerously close to colliding.

My husband and I are movie buffs.  We love to sit down and watch a new film whenever we have the chance.  Psychological-thrillers are one of my favorite types of movies.  Combine that with a good versus evil theme and I'm sold! Boy Wonder is the perfect combination.  The acting is good and it has a believable plot which is a nice change for a superhero movie.  I can totally see why it has won 15 awards.  This movie releases on November 8th, so go ahead and pick up your copy here.

I received a copy of Boy Wonder for free from the public relations company.


  1. Seems like a good movie. Thanks for the review :)

  2. Sounds like a great movie, thanks for sharing!