Liam

Liam

DVD - 2002
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The story of Liam, a seven-year-old boy growing up in Liverpool during the 1930s. As he prepares for his First Communion, young Liam tries to make sense of the complex and unsettled world around him, a world that is about to change forever due to economic, political and social upheaval.
Publisher: [United States] : Studio Home Entertainment, [2002]
ISBN: 9781589711495
1589711491
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE LIAM
Characteristics: Laser optical
optical,stereo
1 videodisc (R)(91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2000
Information from pre-release promotional materials; release date: Mar. 12, 2002

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empbee
May 10, 2018

A good movie with multiple social issues of Liverpool in the 1930-s. It is well presented through a stuttering seven year old boy (great acting) and his collapsing family as a result of unemployment. Desperation turning to fascism and religious dogma is well illustrated.

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Annieoywong
Mar 22, 2017

I enjoyed watching the good performance of the seven years old little boy, he was so true and cute. Great acting, Liam !

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hecto
Feb 27, 2016

Here we have another fine script by Jimmy McGovern coupled with understated directing by Steven Frears. The result is a compelling portrait of working-class Liverpool in the 1930s seen through the eyes of a boy and his sister. Hell-fire religion and hatred of 'the other' are the script's targets, but Frears never allows the film to become preachy, and that is what makes it all the more powerful. The conclusion will make you gasp. Don't miss this one.

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ashleysears
Aug 06, 2014

I watched the whole thing, I can't say that I liked it or that I hated it. It was different from all the movies I have seen. The daughter though, broke my heart.

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Ron@Ottawa
Mar 10, 2014

Life in the pre-war, depression era in Liverpool as seen by a 7-year old boy. Great acting by the little actor. Apparently this is the directorial debut by British director Stephen Frears. The film also exposed the hard-core, fanatic Catholicism prevailing at that time. An interesting watch once you get used to the accent.

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booklover717
Oct 04, 2013

Very powerful film, highly recommend it!! The northern Brit accents are quite strong, but luckily there are subtitles, plus dialogue doesn't play a huge role - enjoy the fantastic acting by the young actors!

Green_Bird_203 May 15, 2013

I liked and enjoyed this movie. Very good performances.Well done, Liam!

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Ron@Ottawa
Mar 10, 2014

Sexual Content: A brief scene of total frontal nudity of the mother. Non-sexual in nature.

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