Rating: R for language and nudity
Run Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes
Colin Farrell brings at lot more than dishy looks to the table in this quirky coming-of-age tale.
Suffering a bad wig and pointedly period tunes, Farrell acts out the life and times of Bobby, a sensitive, awestruck man-child with a penchant for honesty and the embrace of his childhood friend Jonathan (Dallas Roberts).
Tragedy marks Bobby from the outset; from the unforeseen death of his beloved older brother to the untimely demise of both parents. Jonathan’s mom (Sissy Spacek) pseudo-adopts the needy boy in his formative years, offering up homespun support that impacts Bobby’s future.
sexually ambiguous Bobby and Jonathan advance into adulthood and the bohemian
You don’t have to dig deep to find more than pretty to the scrumptious Farrell. His is an Oscar-caliber performance worthy of high praise. Loss has deeply etched Bobby’s psyche, leaving him in a permanent state of search and salvage. Farrell manages to sustain that reservoir of vulnerability for the full length of the film.
Narrative wobbles a tremulous line between heartfelt and glib, keeping just within the confines of realistic emotion and credulity. A lot goes unspoken, some self-consciously but the majority emotionally raw.
Less is more in this Home.