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      Po

      PG Released Sep 1, 2017 1 hr. 34 min. Drama TRAILER for A Boy Called Po: Trailer 1 List
      31% 13 Reviews Tomatometer 79% 100+ Ratings Audience Score When David Wilson's wife falls victim to cancer, he becomes a single father who must care for his autistic son, who is in sixth grade. Patrick, who prefers to be called "Po," is a gifted but challenged child who was very close to his mother and unable to communicate his own sense of loss. As father and son struggle to deal with life after mom, they each begin to withdraw into their own worlds. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      Chuck K A great story and re-creation of the different challenges that parents of kids with autism face. For the kids that I know with autism, including my son, I always wonder what they are thinking and visualizing, and I appreciate the efforts the movie made for one representation of that through Po. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/29/23 Full Review Audience Member As someone with Autism, I found this particular film a great representation of myself and my "Brothers and Sisters". What's to add is the real life difficulties of raising a special child is also the relatable death of close ones. I find this representing my life, and I love the film for showing it. Do see. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member As a single father of an amazing little boy with autism I have to give this 5 stars. So motivating for me, personally. Makes me WANT to sacrifice more for my little guy. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member I lost my wife 4 years ago at age 44. We have 2 severely handicapped sons, 1 of whom is autistic, much worse than Po. My boy is now 18, he is 6'6, cannot speak and has the mind of a 2 year old but occasionally shows flashes of brilliance. This movie was very good. I am an out of work teacher and have had autistic students like Po, one of whom now has a Masters degree in music. This movie is almost too real. I can see it in my son's eyes that he goes places other than here, I do the same when I read. This movie is too close to mine and my son's life. It is a damn good movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review roger g An autistic son makes life difficult and also a joy for a father who lost his wife and found himself struggling to cope with work, his son's education, and the lack of understanding the "normal" world has for this condition. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member As a grandfather to an autistic boy this hit close to home. Loved it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Sheila O'Malley RogerEbert.com A Boy Called Po is clearly a personal project for everyone involved (many of them have autistic children themselves), and it mostly does what it set out to do. Rated: 2.5/4 Sep 1, 2017 Full Review Nick Schager Variety Well-meaning but, on the whole, intensely inert ... Nov 25, 2016 Full Review Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times An earnest drama that could have used a subtler, less didactic approach to its tender subject matter. Nov 24, 2016 Full Review Todd Jorgenson Cinemalogue While overflowing with good intentions, this woefully contrived drama tackles autism, bullying, single parenting and the grieving process without providing sufficient insight into any of them. Sep 8, 2017 Full Review Carrie R. Wheadon Common Sense Media Weepy tale of widowed father's struggles with autistic son. Rated: 2/5 Sep 1, 2017 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation Generally well-acted and well-intentioned, but sentimental and sloppy as it outstays its welcome. Rated: 2/4 Sep 1, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis When David Wilson's wife falls victim to cancer, he becomes a single father who must care for his autistic son, who is in sixth grade. Patrick, who prefers to be called "Po," is a gifted but challenged child who was very close to his mother and unable to communicate his own sense of loss. As father and son struggle to deal with life after mom, they each begin to withdraw into their own worlds.
      Director
      John Asher
      Executive Producer
      Darby Parker, Steve C. Roberts
      Screenwriter
      Colin Goldman
      Distributor
      Freestyle Releasing
      Production Co
      New Coast Productions
      Rating
      PG (Some Language|Thematic Elements)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 1, 2017, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 1, 2017
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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