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The Boys are Back DVD Contest

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BURBANK, California, November 20, 2009 — The Boys are Back, the deeply moving and often funny tale of a man who finds himself suddenly responsible for raising two sons alone, comes to DVD on January 26, 2010 from Miramax Films and Buena Vista Home Entertainment. The story of this irreverent and independent sportswriter who suddenly faces single fatherhood is inspired by the true story of Australian Simon Carr, The Boys are Back is an original and uplifting story of one family’s journey. Exclusive bonus features include a behind-the-scenes photographic tour and a visit with the three special guys who lived the story.

Clive Owen (Closer, Duplicity) heads up an accomplished cast that includes Laura Fraser (A Knight’s Tale), Emma Booth (TV’s “The Circuit”) and George MacKay (Defiance). Directed by Scott Hicks (Shine), The Boys Are Back is a 2009 Heartland Truly Moving Picture Award winner.

The death of his wife leaves wisecracking sportswriter Joe Warr (Clive Owen) with a curious six year-old (Nicholas McAnulty) and a rebellious teen from a previous marriage (George MacKay) to bring up in a household devoid of feminine influence. So Joe takes on parenting the only way he knows how—full throttle. With an exuberance born of necessity, he teaches his boys to meet the joy and fragility of life head on. The Boys Are Back chronicles the fierce love and loyalty the three Warr men discover for each other as they make their way through the trials of everyday life.

DVD Bonus Features
  • The Boys Are Back: A Photographic Journey — A picture is worth a 1,000 words as director Scott Hicks takes us on a pictorial tour of the making of the film.
  • A Father and Two Sons, On Set — Simon Carr, whose memoir inspired the movie, and his real-life sons visit the set.
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GreatDad Contest

Win a DVD of the movie. To enter the contest, simply tell us what you think is the best movie in 2009 about dads and kids. Send in your entries using the comment form below. Last date for entries is 29th January, 2010.

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Contest Update: The contest is closed. See the winner's page.
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By Chrysa,   From Cambridge
Probably "The Road"

By Sand,   From El Paso
I thought Up was a great movie which featured a father figure and a kid.

By Gianna,   From Cambridge
UP :)

By Ellen,   From Taylors
I think UP was the best

By Dan,   From Bethesda
I think my favorite was Up, because the two main characters were sort of like a dad and his kid

By Melanie,   From Cordova
I thought The Road was a great film involving a father and son.

By Terri,   From Fort Atkinson
I can't think of any that we have seen except Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs so that must've been the best!

By kathy,   From west rutland
id say The Lovely Bones mark wahlberg is awesome :)

By gloria,   From sebewaing
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs was my favorite.

By Geoff,   From Columbus
I'd have to vote for "A Serious Man" as my favorite film about dads and kids in 2009 -- thanks!

By Robert,   From Enola
from what I have seen I would say Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

By Heather,   From Auburn
I'm with many others, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

By susan,   From quincy
i really liked astro boy

By Lance,   From Ogdensburg
i would go with cloudy with a chance of meatballs

By Ed,   From Skokie
"Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs"!

By Daniel,   From Weymouth
i'll go with cloudy with a chance of meatballs

By shirley,   From dawson springs ky
id say Cloudy with a Chance of meatballs!

By Erma,   From Washington Court House
I'd liked Daddy Day camp.

By Deb,   From Chesterfield Twp
My choice would be Astro Boy.

By Stephanie,   From Auburn
Grace Is Gone

By Lori,   From Reston
World's Greatest Dad

By Randy,   From Lebanon
Night At the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

By Ken,   From Keyport NJ
I empathized with the scientist dad and his grief in Astro Boy.the movie. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

By Carl,   From Buffalo
Sounds like an interesting movie. Would love to win it!

By Jason,   From Elko
I think the best movie about Dads and kids from 2009 was UP. I know the old man was not the father, but he played a very fatherly role


By Monique,   From Auburn
Thanks for the chance.

By Erica,   From Deltona
Everybody's Fine

By evelyn,   From new york
Live Clive! Shoot Em Up

By Karen,   From Bothell
Worlds Greatest Dad

By Erica,   From Baltimore
"The Road" was a great father/son movie. Thanks.

By Mike,   From Holiday
i want to win

By Donna,   From sharpsville
sign me up

By Jen,   From Omaha
World's Greatest Dad

By Jerold,   From Hanover
Great prize

By Amber,   From Naperville
I think Cloudy with a Chance of meatballs is the best.

By craig,   From belfast me
planet 51

By Bonnie,   From Muskegon
Astro Boy would be a fun one for kids and dads to watch together.

By Tracey,   From Bessemer
The Road To Perdition

By Carol,   From Wayne
I'd love to win

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