LITTLE BOY is a powerful and moving film about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive. The heartwarming story will capture your heart and lift your spirits as it reveals the indescribable love a little boy has for his father and the love a father has for his son. Set in the 1940s, LITTLE BOY is an instant cinematic classic that captures the wonder of life through the eyes of an 8- year-old little boy. Written and directed by Smithsonian Institute Award winning director Alejandro Monteverde, LITTLE BOY highlights themes of faith, hope and love in the face of adversity .
|nudity||There is only the mildest sexual innuendo. A man refers to his chair as offering the 'best view' because he can see a woman bending over in the kitchen.|
|violence||Brief scenes of a father and son in an imaginary old west gunfight. Revolvers are fired, but nobody is shown being shot. World war 2 close quarters battle with lots of rifle fire and grenades. Fallen soldiers are shown, but there is no blood and nobody is seen being shot. A man attempts to throw a Molotov cocktail at a house occupied by Japanese-Americans. B&W 'movie within the movie' shows a woman being assaulted and held beneath a guillotine, but it's played up in a campy way. A burn victim is shown. He's mostly covered in bandages, but his burned limbs are exposed. Several sword fights are shown, but no blood is drawn. A samurai crushes a man's head off-screen, and is killed by a poison dart. A man points a shotgun at an unarmed man's head. B&W footage of an atomic bomb's explosion is shown, followed by archival footage of Hiroshima's devastation. A Japanese POW camp is bombed, and fleeing POW's are executed by the guards. A fallen POW bleeds from the mouth in the movie's only depiction of blood.|
|profanity||There is one use of the word 'shit' as the boy attempts to move a mountain. Also, eight uses of 'stupid', one use of 'idiot', and two uses of 'crap'. Japanese-Americans are referred to via racial epithets: "Japs", "Nip", and "Dirty Jap", "Rat", and "Buddha head" in the context of WW2. The term 'yellow' is referenced twice towards one of the characters.|
|alcohol||Young man swigs from a mickey upon hearing bad news. Some men and a kid sit around a table in a bar. One person sips from a shot glass. A man smokes a cigarette.|
|frightening||There are several brief battle scenes that are moderately intense. A POW is shot in the back, and his corpse is later shown. A Samurai wearing a scary mask charges, only to fall due to a poison dart hitting him in the throat. A boy wanders in the ruins of Hiroshima after the atomic bomb is dropped, and he is surrounded by devastation.|