Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 110 min.
Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. When Francie's world turns to madness, he tries to counter it with further insanity, with dire consequences.
gloomy, serious, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, tense, surreal, harsh, dark ...
coming of age, friendship, mental illness, irish, dysfunctional family, suicide, childhood, bullying, sexual abuse, fantasy world, murder, child abuse, paranoia, violence, schizophrenia, parents and children, angel, insanity, violent, coming-of-age, adolescence, unlikely friendships, crimes, magic realism, deadly ...
20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s