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Title:
Leo
Author:
Norowzian, Mehdi.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : Distributed by First Look Home Entertainment, [2004]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
For a class assignment, a troubled young boy named Leo, begins to write to Stephen, a convicted felon in prison. Through their letters, Stephen has a lifeline to the outside world and Leo finds fatherly strength and guidance as he struggles with his mother's tragic past. When he is released from prison, Stephen sets out on a journey to help the boy and perhaps in the process, he can redeem himself. On his way, some co-workers help him, while others deliberately stand in his way.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2001.

Special features: previews.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R; for language, some sexuality and violent content.
ISBN:
9781592411641
UPC:
687797103994
Format :
DVD

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A literary drama offering the parallel tales of two wounded souls, director Mehdi Norowzian's tale of redemption and the struggle to find one's place in life finds an ex-convict's correspondence with a young boy offering hope for the future despite the fact that the boy has yet to find his own place in the world. Believing that her husband has been unfaithful, Mary Bloom (Elisabeth Shue) embarks on an affair with a young handyman (Justin Chambers) that results in her pregnancy. Racked with guilt when her husband dies in a car accident shortly thereafter, Mary begins to hate her son, Leo (Davis Sweat), leaving the youngster hungering for affection. Assigned correspondence with a convict for a class project, the withdrawn Leo begins to form a close bond with Stephen (Joseph Fiennes), who increasingly relies on his communication with Leo as a form of cathartic repentance. When Stephen is released from jail, he gets a job at a diner where concerned co-workers Vic (Sam Shepard) and Caroline (Deborah Unger) attempt to help him establish himself on the outside. Simultaneously brutalized by local drunk Horace (Dennis Hopper), Stephen decides to leave the diner and search for the boy whose letters carried him through his darkest days. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi