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Leo (2002)

R | | Drama | 12 March 2004 (UK)
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A recently-released prisoner and a troubled young boy share a pen-pal relationship, both connected by their past.

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Mehdi Norowzian
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Fiennes ... Stephen
Elisabeth Shue ... Mary Bloom
Justin Chambers ... Ryan Eames
Sam Shepard ... Vic
Dennis Hopper ... Horace
Deborah Kara Unger ... Caroline
Mary Stuart Masterson ... Brynne
Jake Weber ... Ben Bloom
Davis Sweatt Davis Sweatt ... Leopold - age 11
James Middleton James Middleton ... Louis
Don Henderson Baker ... Jack (as Don Baker)
David Burke David Burke ... Thomas Kingsley
Amie Quigley Amie Quigley ... Ruth Livingston
Andrew Ruse ... Mark
Zac Epstein Zac Epstein ... Kid #1
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A recently-released prisoner and a troubled young boy share a pen-pal relationship, both connected by their past.

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The boy you were is not the man you are.

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Drama

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and violent content | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

UIP [UK]

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Leopold Bloom See more »

Filming Locations:

Charleston, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

A letter addressed to Oxford, Mississippi, clearly has the ZIP Code 64933. The ZIP Code for Oxford, Mississippi, is 38655. There is no city with the ZIP shown in the film; ZIP's beginning with "649" would be near Kansas City, Missouri. See more »

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A fantastic performance that time forgot
15 March 2004 | by crosmaSee all my reviews

Writing gives you the ability to create worlds and examine your own life more effectively. Could writing be the perfect ticket to self-understanding? That may sound contrived, but it may just not be.

Leopold Bloom is a young gifted writer, but his mother believes he is the product of an affair. For this she resents him. Stephen on the other hand, is an ex-convict. He's quiet and controlled, as is Leopold. In a class, Leopold is asked to write a letter for an exercise. He writes this letter to a convict, where it is received by Stephen. They exchange letters, and become each others only friends.

The ending is cliched, but with the rest of this highly original behind it, there was no other way.

You'll be surprised by how moving this becomes towards the end after remaining quite sterile for most of its runtime.


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