Nurse.Fighter.Boy (2009)

"Nurse.Fighter.Boy" is an urban love story about the soul of a mother, the heart of a fighter, and the faith of a child. Jude is a single mother who descends from a long line of Jamaican caregivers. Silence is a 'past his… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 6, 2009
DVD Release Date: November 9, 2010
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

This risky, rewarding drama blends emotional naturalism with a formal style in the story of its three titular characters -- a young Jamaican-Canadian mother with sickle-cell anemia, an ex-boxer looking for a human connection and a 12-year-old boy.

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

The film is carried completely by the performances; the nurse and the fighter exchange few words, for example, but their mutual attraction is conveyed perfectly by the actors.

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Jason Anderson
Toronto Star

Strong performances and striking cinematography help this first film by Toronto's Charles Officer move with more grace than its heavy-going storyline would have normally allowed.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A well intentioned but pervasively uneven piece of work...

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