Little Boy Blue

Director:Antonio Tibaldi
Writer:Michael Boston
Director of Photography:Ron Hagen
Music:Stewart Copeland
Production Designer:John Frick
Producer:Amedeo Ursini
Jazz Pictures; R; 107 minutes
Cast:Ryan Phillippe, John Savage, Nastassja Kinski, Jenny Lewis, Shirley Knight, Adam Burke, Tyrin Turner, Devon Michael and Jon Doman

Up-and-comer Phillippe plays a small-town 19-year-old rebel who abhors his abusive father (Savage) and desires his washed-up but sexy mother (Kinski). Phillippe and Savage give stellar performances but this heavy plot, weighed down by family dysfunction and deranged characters, is slow and disjointed.