This Boy’s Life

A career highpoint for director Michael Caton-Jones, This Boy's Life also provides one of Robert De Niro's most memorably mannered performances as the parochial bullying stepdad to Leonardo DiCaprio's teen protagonist. With his seething Fargo accent and petty pronouncements ("I know a thing or two about a thing or two!"), he's always fascinating, even when the movie isn't.

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A career highpoint for director Michael Caton-Jones, This Boy’s Life also provides one of Robert De Niro’s most memorably mannered performances as the parochial bullying stepdad to Leonardo DiCaprio’s teen protagonist. With his seething Fargo accent and petty pronouncements (“I know a thing or two about a thing or two!”), he’s always fascinating, even when the movie isn’t.

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