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The Butcher Boy

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The Butcher Boy

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Neil Jordan, Sinead O'Connor, Aisling O'Sullivan, Eamonn Owens, Stephen Rea, Fiona Shaw
author:
Patrick McCabe
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B+

At last, Neil Jordan’s superlative adaptation of Patrick McCabe’s novel, The Butcher Boy, arrives on DVD. The wickedly black-comic tale of young Irish sociopath Francie Brady’s descent into violence and madness is the great movie Stanley Kubrick never got to make. EXTRAS Deleted scenes and a commentary by Jordan that quickly detours into Dullsville. He does say Warner Bros. was nervous about releasing the film in the wake of the ’98 Jonesboro massacre, but he’s curiously mum on his controversial casting of Sin? O’Connor as a foulmouthed Virgin Mary.