Boy and the World

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Boy and the World
Boy and the World film poster.png
Genre: Adventure
Drama
Photography: Color
Running Time: 80 minutes
Country: Brazil
Release Date: September 20, 2013
Directed by: Alê Abreu
Written by: Alê Abreu
Starring: No actors


Boy and the World (Portuguese: O Menino e o Mundo) is a 2013 Brazilian animated adventure film written and directed by Alê Abreu.

Plot

A boy leaves his small village on an adventurous quest to look for his father and finds himself in a world dominated by machines, animals and aliens.

Why It Rocks

  1. Extremely unique and beautiful art style and visuals. This makes the movie look like something from a little kid's mind, instead of a generic animated film, similar to Hayao Miyazaki's works.
  2. Cuca's character design depicts him as a stick figure, which is great to say at best.
  3. The film does not need dialogue in order to go on with its story. It instead uses music and visuals alone.
  4. It manages to capture Cuca's imagination as he sees life as if it could never be.
  5. Great soundtrack that tells the story instead of dialogue.
  6. The opening scene where Cuca is traveling through a unique place in his imagination is wonderful and eye dropping.
  7. Amazing story where Cuca needs to find his father and sees the sad reality of the world he lives in.
    • On top of that, it's basically a critique of modern society and our world.
    • It also looks like a road movie, but with more places to go, such as the countryside, the factory, crowded big cities, etc.)
    • It even mocks the vices of advertising and television.
  8. Cuca could be considered a symbol of the movie, since he practically represents Brazil and how the people have suffered because of modernization.
  9. Whenever there is dialogue, it's actually backwards Portuguese.
  10. The parade scene is a beautiful piece of animation.

Reception

The film holds a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes with a 7.8/10 average rating based on 56 reviews. The consensus states: "Boy and the World's distinctive animation is visually thrilling – and it's backed up with a daring, refreshingly different storyline that should enthrall younger viewers while resonating deeply with adults". The film also holds an 80/100 Metascore on Metacritic.

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IAmEiji

3 months ago
Score 4
Chaofun's gonna be pissed when he sees this.
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S012891

2 months ago
Score 1
This came out before Shaun The Sheep: A feature length film with no dialogue.
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Sticky

one month ago
Score 2
God kill us all.
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IAmEiji

one month ago
Score 0
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IAmEiji

one month ago
Score 0
Ya know Sticky when I first watched the trailer, I agreed with you that I found it cringy. But during summer break, I was all of a sudden humming the song the trailer played. I then watched the movie on YouTube (yes, someone uploaded the movie there) and I loved it. It was beautiful af. Which is why I added it here.
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Sticky

one month ago
Score 2
I mean, IDC if you like it, it's just that it's so terrible it made my eyes bleed.
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IAmEiji

one month ago
Score -1
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IAmEiji

one month ago
Score -1
Dammit...
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Jeva

one month ago
Score -3
Boi and the World.
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IAmEiji

one month ago
Score 0
Do not move it again.
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Sticky

one month ago
Score 0
Just because it sucks, doesn't mean you vandalize it.
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Jeva

3 days ago
Score 0
Said the one who hates it.
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Sticky

one month ago
Score 2
At least it's not as dreadful as Murder Man v. Emotionless Man anymore.

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