Weeks later, Chris hangs himself in the hallway after getting another six years on his sentence. Out of anger, James beats up Guillermo.
Later, James starts a fight in the yard, but fellow inmate Conrad breaks it up by telling James that he needs to keep to himself because of his upcoming hearing. One night, an old acquaintance comes by and offers him some work, but he turns it down. The two talk about their lives, and James says he may move to New York City. The film marked the directorial debut of Trevor White, who co-wrote the screenplay with Lane Shadgett. In late March, filming took place in Jessup, Maryland. In May , it was announced that Phase 4 Films had acquired the North American distribution rights to the film.
The film received generally negative reviews from film critics. For such a seriously street film, Jamesy Boy has some surprisingly sappy moments. But the redemptive ending, while thin, is genuinely gratifying. But nothing the first-time helmer tries — not casting big names in small parts, not scrambling the timeline, not casting a newcomer Spencer Lofranco whose swept-back coif recalls James Dean even if nothing else about him does — can keep the tale from feeling like one cribbed from a score of other second-chance films.
Commercial prospects are dim despite the marquee-worthy supporting cast. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jamesy Boy Theatrical release poster. Saeta Galen Walker Tim White. Phase 4 Films XLrator Media. Chew as Fat Ass Manager. The New York Times. Alamein, known as Boy, is an year-old boy living in Waihau Bay, in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand , on a small farm with his grandmother, younger brother Rocky, and several cousins.
Boy spends his time dreaming of Michael Jackson , hanging out with his friends Dallas and Dynasty, trying to impress Chardonnay, a girl at his school, talking to his pet goat, and making up wild stories about his estranged father, Alamein. Rocky, meanwhile, is a quiet, odd child, who believes he has dangerous superpowers because his mother died giving birth to him. Boy is then surprised to see his father and two other men arrive at the farm.
With his patched gang, the Crazy Horses which is just him and two friends , Alamein begins digging up the field, searching for the money. Boy sees this and offers to help, thinking Alamein is digging for treasure, and Alamein soon decides to hang out with Boy and be a father. Boy begins to see himself as an adult and a Crazy Horse, growing distant from his friends. However, Alamein, unable to find the money, becomes frustrated and drives off, leaving Boy behind.
Boy continues to dig for the money alone, until he finally discovers it. When Alamein drives up, Boy goes to tell him that he has found the money, but Alamein hits Boy for stealing his jacket and angrily questions him about where he found the money for the ice blocks, leaving Boy humiliated.
Alamein later apologizes, telling his son for the first time that he loves him, and Boy goes to retrieve the moneybag; only to find that it has been eaten by his goat. Alamein and Rocky continue to dig for the hidden money, making Boy uneasy. The group are spotted running away by Dynasty, who stares at Boy, betrayed.
Later, Alamein takes his gang out to celebrate. Whilst waiting in the car with Boy, Rocky tells his brother that he likes their father, and wants to get to know him better. Another car then drives up, and the local gang gets out. Boy sees Dynasty sitting in the front seat with a black eye. The gang approaches Alamein and the Crazy Horses, confronting them over stealing their marijuana.
At first, Boy imagines his dad successfully fighting off the gang in a Michael Jackson dance sequence, but reality comes back to him, and he sees the gang beat Alamein.
The next day, Alamein is abandoned by his men, who steal the marijuana and the car. Meanwhile, Alamein sits in the barn, depressed that he has been unable to find his money. Boy tells Alamein that they are nothing alike, then returns to the house to take care of his cousins.
Boy tells Rocky that Alamein has gone to Japan to train as a samurai. For the autobiography of Roald Dahl, see Boy book. Docks and River Mersey , Liverpool. Cheshire, , p. Vancouver, Canada: William Hoffer, , pp. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, , p. Oxford University Press, Categories : British novels Proletarian literature Novels set in Liverpool Nautical fiction Obscenity controversies in literature Obelisk Press books Novels adapted into radio programs.
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