Flash Movie Review: Little Boy

There were so many things I used to believe in. I believed I could still see colors on a black and white monitor. I believed a relative of mine really could pull nickels and quarters out of my ears. I believed love would last forever. No matter the size of the boat, I believed I could sink it the moment I stepped foot on it. Whether maturity or life experiences released my hold on those beliefs, I still have some I keep with me now. What goes around, comes around is something I truly believe in. Another belief I have, that there are some people who have pure evil inside of them; they do not have anything good. When I believe I am right about something, I will fight non-stop until someone can prove me wrong. Granted as I get older I devote less and less energy to defending my beliefs; I think this is where one would use the phrase: we agree to disagree. Life is too short, so I now pick and choose my battles. I think beliefs can motivate people to be better human beings; however, it can also cause stagnation in them too.    PULLED from the audience at a magic show Pepper Flynt Busbee aka Little Boy, played by Jakob Salvati (Red Widow-TV, Esacpe from Tomorrow), was asked to move a bottle across a table without touching it. The magician asked Pepper if he believed he could do it. Pepper said yes and the bottle began to move. With this new found discovery Pepper believed he could now stop World War II and bring back his father; all he had to do was believe in himself. This comedic drama set in the 1940s had some strong themes it wanted to tackle. A few touched upon in the story were bullying, faith, war and love. Each individually would have been more than enough to create a solid film here; however, what the writers did instead made for a messy mix. The cast which had Emily Watson (The Book Thief, Belle) as Emma Busbee, Michael Rapaport (The Heat, Men of Honor) as James Busbee and Kevin James (Hitch, Here Comes the Boom) as Dr. Fox was a bit eclectic; I felt there was a disconnect between them. The major flaw in this film was the soundtrack and the unbelievable heavy-handed way the writers pounded the story into our heads. With syrupy dramatic music rippling in the background, I felt I was being forced fed emotions the writers wanted me to experience for the scene. It was way too manipulative and only made me lose interest in this picture. I think the writers should have had more faith in the public and let them decide how they wanted to react to the story.


1 2/3 stars


About moviejoltz

From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on May 8, 2015, in Drama and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Thanks for your reviews. They are a very helpful guide in deciding what to watch.

    I have a small request: Will you please insert more paragraph breaks. My poor old eyes find it hard to read a long block of text. Thanks!

    • Thank you for stopping by to leave your comments. I am glad you have found my reviews helpful. You are not the 1st to request breaks in my text. I just recently added the large space with bolded first word. I’m considering other updates, so I appreciate your suggestion.

  2. I am going to catch up on more of your reviews ever since I discover Popcorn…an app to watch movies…but very recent movies. With my late evening shifts, I rarely go to the cinema but I may start again…nothing like the big screen, but I do have a 68 in projection t.v. my son got me at an auction from a television studio here in Montreal for $100…wow that would be less in the US, right? I like your reviews because you add your experience and not just a dry review.

    • Well thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to leave your comments. With the increased rudeness of people talking and texting during the movie, I am with you about having a large TV to experience films in the comfort of home. And what a bargain; you did a good job of raising your son. As time goes on I hope I can surprise you with some hidden treasures in the movie world.

      • I have a colleague who is a movie watcher too…we are both counsellors on a youth crisis line…so movies are our escape. On my other blog http://cheryllynnroberts.wordpress.com I am sharing a few on my facebook. Your posts are really fun to read.

      • It is a pleasure meeting you and I admire the work you and your colleague are doing for our youth. I am so glad to hear you like movies and appreciate your kind words. Thanks for stopping by to leave your comments.

      • My pleasure with your blog I will be able to save hours of displeasure by watching half a movie and stopping it because I can’t stand it

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