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'Little Boy': A film to make you believe America's best days are ahead

'Little Boy': A film to make you believe America's best days are ahead

There are classic films, like the ones on TCM and AMC, and there are modern films. There are few modern classics. "Little Boy," in theaters April 24, could be a modern classic. The film is set in a Southern California town during World War II. A couple's oldest son, London Busbee (David Henrie), is drafted but is barred from service because of his flat feet. The father, James Busbee (Michael Rapaport), goes instead, and his youngest son, Pepper Flynt Busbee, 8, beautifully played by Jakob Salvati, is devastated. Pepper and his father have a very close relationship (they call each other "partner") and almost from the moment his father leaves for war, the child is...

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