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Jamesy Boy (2014)


Based on the true story of teenager James Burns who goes from a suburban street gang to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. He turns his life around in prison thanks to the unexpected friendship he forms with a convicted murderer who becomes his mentor.

Jamesy Boy (2014)

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Released Year: 2014
Runtime: 109 minutes
Directors: Trevor White

Storyline


Based on the true story of teenager James Burns who goes from a suburban street gang to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. He turns his life around in prison thanks to the unexpected friendship he forms with a convicted murderer who becomes his mentor.

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Reviews


50
The Dissolve - Mike D'Angelo
Jamesy Boy has its heart in the right place, and first-time director Trevor White shows some skill with actors, but the film lacks a compelling reason to exist, except perhaps as a public-service announcement.
50
Los Angeles Times - Martin Tsai
The screenplay by Lane Shadgett and director Trevor White relies far too much on telling rather than showing.
38
RogerEbert.com - Unnamed
The poems — and the film as a whole — fail to flesh James out as a whole and complicated human being worth rooting for.
30
Village Voice - Inkoo Kang
Director Trevor White frames the former teen gang member's life as an uplifting coming-of-age prison drama that feels entirely disconnected from the realities of incarceration.
30
The Hollywood Reporter - John DeFore
Every word of the story may be true, and if it happened to someone you knew, you'd be captivated. In Jamesy Boy, though, it's hard to see why we should care.

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