Director Alejandro Monteverde’s heartfelt family film, LITTLE BOY, deals with some heavy topics: war, faith, racism, courage and compassion. Smack in the middle of WWII, precocious eight-year-old Pepper Flynn Busbee (Jakob Salvati) is dealt a gut-wrenching blow. His father and best friend (Michael Rappaport) is shipping out to fight in the war. With no end in sight, there’s no telling when he’ll be back to continue on their life-adventures together. However, one day he hears a sermon from his pastor (played by Tom Wilkinson) that irrevocably changes his life – have faith, perform tasks on a list and dad will return.
Since this film’s best, most heartwarming moments focus on the son’s relationship with his father, I wanted to explore other father-son relationships committed to celluloid. Not only is LITTLE BOY releasing this week, Father’s Day is just around the corner – well, in June, which is close enough. Continue ReadingRead More »