The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys is a 2002 independent comedydrama film directed by Peter Care and based on a 1994 semiautobiographical comingofage novel by Chris Fuhrman. The film stars Emile Hirsch, Kieran Culkin, Jena Malone, Jodie Foster, and Vincent DOnofrio.

Set in the 1970s in the rural South, the film follows the lives of protagonist Francis Doyle Emile Hirsch, and three of his friends, Tim Sullivan Kieran Culkin, Wade Scalisi Jake Richardson, and Joey Anderson Tyler Long. The four boys all attend a private Catholic school named St. Agathas, which they detest. The boys experiment with smoking and drinking, obsess over girls, and play pranks on their teachers, such as stealing their schools statue of St. Agatha and keeping it in their clubhouse. The four friends dedicate much of their time to a comic book of their own creation titled The Atomic Trinity in order to escape the monotony and avoid the difficulties in their own lives.After receiving a love note from Francis, which was actually written by Tim, Margie Flynn Jena Malone becomes a major character in the film and weaves her way into the lives of these four friends. She and Francis have an obvious connection that progresses into much more. At times, Francis must choose between his friends and Margie, which causes the group of friends to fall apart. The boys lives are also translated into segments of animation based on the characters of The Atomic Trinity Brakken, The Muscle, Captain Asskicker, and Major Screw Nunzilla, based on their peglegged, overly repressive Catholic school teacher Sister Assumpta Jodie Foster and Sorcerella, based on Margie Flynn. ........

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