Luke Benward and Ariel Winter’s BOYS touches on gun accessibility for children and should be an Oscar favourite!

Luke Benward (Dumplin) and Ariel Winter (Modern Family) have collaborated together on their debut film Boys. With Benward directing and Winter producing.

Two boys let their imagination run wild in a barren desert, but the fun and games come to a shocking halt and a loss of innocence. 

The film Boys, is a coming of age film that tackles the topics of children, parents and guns at the forefront. The film successfully explores what it is like to grow up as a young boy who just wants to have fun whilst doing what kids want most. Trying to act grown up. But unfortunately at the end of the day, we all just need a helping hand from an adult. 

Director Luke Benward began acting at the age of 4/5. He is best known for his role as Will in the Disney film Cloud 9. Having been in the boys’ shoes before, this allows for an authentic director-actor relationship. 

The issue of gun safety in America has never been so important with multiple schools shootings and easy gun accessibility for children, never has there been a film that couldn’t be more timely and important as BOYS.

The issue of gun safety in America has never been so important with multiple schools shootings and easy gun accessibility for children, never has there been a film that couldn’t be more timely and important as BOYS.

Both leads Cameron Crovetti (Big Little Lies) and August Maturo (Girl meets World) are absolutely phenomenal in this, especially considering they are only 13 and 14 years old. Both giving off realistic performances. The accompanying visuals and score really immerse you into their world.

This is a fantastic debut film for both Luke Benward and Ariel Winters. Especially at a time like now where guns are at the forefront of conversation in the United States. We hope this film is on top of the Oscar ballot as it certainly deserves to be!

Judy Ibelhauptaite, Just Celebrity Magazine Film Reporter

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