A Boy Called Po

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6.61 h 34 min201713+
A Boy Called Po, is the story of a recently widowed, now single father, struggling to raise his sixth-grade son with autism. The pressure of his job and coping with the loss of his wife proves to push him nearly to the breaking point.
Directors
John Asher
Starring
Christopher GorhamJulian FederKaitlyn Doubleday
Genres
Drama
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Sean GunnAndrew BowenCaitlin CarmichaelBryan Batt
Producers
John AsherRod HamiltonDarby ParkerSteve C. Roberts
Studio
Freestyle Digital Media
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4.6 out of 5 stars

79 global ratings

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Amante dei GattiReviewed in the United States on May 25, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Moving Story
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Well-done movie about a bright autistic boy who loses his mom and deals with the adjustment to life without her while his dad tries to be both father and mother. The dad fights the usual battles in the educational system, tries to keep his son at home, finally loses his job, his health benefits, etc., and puts the boy into a treatment facility. When the boy runs away, it wakes the dad up to what's happening to his son, and he finally returns his boy to their home, making him his priority. This portrays what parents of special needs children go through in trying to be both parent and advocate for their children. Touching story. Enjoyed the shocking twist inserted at the end of the movie.
8 people found this helpful
Amazon Mom of 3.Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie
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I was recommended this movie for so long and I finally rented it. It was emotional yet inspiring. My son is on spectrum and we enjoyed it as a family. Its a great way to see other aspects of ASD and how every one is completely different. Great actors.
7 people found this helpful
K. E. StranskyReviewed in the United States on November 22, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Wonderful Love Story of a Single Dad and His Son
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This is certainly a special movie as movies of single dads and kids are rare. Even more rare is the underlying story of their challenges with the boys autism and the dad living with the challenges of working, life, love and parenting.
The story is incredible. The actors are all perfect in their roles. The music adds so much to the story and the overall production is wonderful. A feel good movie.
3 people found this helpful
Liz G.Reviewed in the United States on March 24, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Realistic and Educating (And an aside in reaction to Liz. B's review)
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I found this touching and incredibly accurate. It is important to introduce the subject of Autism to the general public in all forms. As guardians of Autistic children or adults know, there is a broad spectrum of behavioral, social, and mental challenges. Seeing the struggles of an extreme end of that spectrum was both compelling and integral to the film's importance. This is a poignant and important view that I would recommend to anyone with or without autism in their lives. To Liz B., not everyone can sympathize or appreciate the importance of a film like this or what it must be like to experience it as a parent, but most can be honest without being brutal or crass. Your response is irresponsible as a critic and as a human and shows an unfortunately relentless ignorance of respect for those not only dealing with but handling life as it comes. I am not an advocate for lack of choice, nor am I one to force opinion on anyone whether they decide to keep a child or not, but I am an advocate for empathy and the thing that divides us from animals: humanity. It is truly sad that there are still people who reveal such cruelty and inhumanity when confronted with issues beyond their reach.
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william smith jr.Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
It a tear jerker. Don't be afraid!
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This movie shows how the human spirit and a little love and patience can make everything better.
5 people found this helpful
L.BenzReviewed in the United States on February 8, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting story
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If I ever was pregnant and got a test back telling me the child was deformed or abnormal in any way at all..abortion. What this father did without a wife, losing his job and insurance, caring for an autistic unpredictable child I would never do.
It's too bad if these children go on to have their own children. I respect the father for his decisions but that ain't me.
BoBo ChenReviewed in the United States on May 29, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Could have been better.
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This movie has the elements to be a good movie. However, Christopher Gorham, who played the father, is monotone, elementary, and immature. Able to read the scripts is not enough. A serious movie like this need a seasoned actor, not one that can’t act. Big failure of the casting director. The boy, Julian Feder, did a good job though.
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customerXReviewed in the United States on March 29, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent movie
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Very touching, respectfully portrayed. Great actors. Excellent movie.
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