By David Everitt
November 27, 1998 at 05:00 AM EST

Little Boy Blue

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A tormented teen (Dawson’s Creek‘s Ryan Phillippe) struggles to survive, psychically and physically, in a white-trash Texas home ruled by an ogre (John Savage brings nerve-rattling intensity to the role) and infested with sexual depravity. Given its squalid material, Little Boy Blue might have amounted to little more than a Jerry Springeresque freak show. But scripter Michael Boston and director Antonio Tibaldi have given it the darkest and most mesmerizing qualities of a dream, creating a Brothers Grimm tale that substitutes a hovel on the bleak Southwestern prairie for a lonely hut in the Black Forest. A-

Little Boy Blue

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