Dexter (Joseph Mazzello), age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric (Brad Renfro), a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric becomes closer to Dexter’s mother than to his own, who is neglectful and bigoted and violently forbids their friendship upon learning of it. When they read that a doctor in distant New Orleans claims to have found a cure for AIDS, the boys leave home on their own, planning to float down the Mississippi river and find him and the cure.
This just shows you what a great actor Brad Renfro was, it is a shame his life was cut so short.Watch the full heartbreaking film above. Be warned, you might bawl your eyes out.
Excellent | 9/10