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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Boots' Best - Boy A

Andrew Garfield is 2 for two in my mind.

After his brilliant performance in one of my top ten movies of last year, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, I checked Netflix to see what else he has been in. I just finished watching Boy A.

This is a tougher one. You wont get too many answers. In short summary, Andrew Garfield plays a guy who's released from prison after being sentenced as a juvenile for a crime.

This film is LIFE. The characters are real and round, in the literary sense. The story is captivating. The journey of Boy A has its highs and lows and chill inducing coincidences.

Needless to say, the highlight for me was Andrew Garfield's performance. He takes a complicated role and completely owns it. Had the movie been American and a bigger "named"star had the role, he surely would have been nominated for an Oscar.

I'll be paying close attention to Mr. Garfield's career and you should too.

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