Aroview: Despairing yet distinctive black comedy depicts the insanity implicit in a boy's view of his small town in Ireland, circa 1962. Adopts a lurid comic-strip tone to burrow deep into the imagination and emotions of its wild, alienated young Irish hero, astonishingly performed by 13-year-old Eammon Owens, and is runneth over with imaginative dialogue courtesy of novelist/co-scripter, Patrick McCabe. Score and production design complete the vividly unsettling picture.
4 stars (Very Good) The world according to a disturbed young Catholic boy, Frances, in 1960's Ireland, with completely dysfunctional parents. With an incredibly vivid imagination, and bullied at school, he finally snaps and goes quite insane. Imaginative & surreal.~GenXGirl