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Clive Owen Holding Back Tears?

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | August 7, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | August 7, 2009 |

The trailers Gods are smiling down on us this morning, allowing us to prolong the warm fuzziness of the morning a few more minutes at least. This one is for The Boys are Back, and I’m feeling fragile enough that seeing “From the producer of Billy Elliot, was enough to sell it, not to mention the “director of Shine,” Scott HIcks (shhhhhh! There’s no need to remember he also directed No Reservations).

What’s even more unusual is seeing Clive Owen not in an action/espionage movie, but as a father. A father who lost his wife and is left to raise two children on his own. It takes a half a minute or so into the trailer before you stop looking for the guns and for Jason Bourne to jump out, but it’s nice to see Owen doing something else, in particular one of these heart-warmy based on a true story inspirational numbers. I suppose there’s a lot to be said for a sharp-dressed man tracking down terrorists and putting a stop to international conspiracies, but seeing Clive Owen in dungarees and hanging out with two kids is just as appealing.

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