Director: Stephen Daldry
Producers: Greg Brenman, Jonathan Finn
Screenwriter: Lee Hall
Cast: Julie Walters, Jamie Bell, Jamie Draven,
Gary Lewis, Jean Heywood, Stuart Wells, Nicola Blackwell
MPAA Rating: R
Year of Release: 2000
Released on Video: 04/17/2001
An Irish boy pursues his dream of learning
to dance the ballet despite fierce opposition from his macho
father and brother, who insist he learn to box and work in
the local mine. Billy does not give up dancing. The buried
pain in the father/son relationship is healed when the boy
wins a chance to audition for the national ballet.
- How did you feel when you observed Billy’s
determination and endurance?
- How and where in your life could you adopt this attitude?
- How would this make you feel?
- How would it affect your self-esteem?