Sean Gilder, you won't be able to find fault with the two boys, played magnificently by Connor Chapman (below, left) and Shaun Thomas (below, right).
The Selfish Giant is also a beautiful film in its way. The countryside is hardly lush, yet we experience, as do the boys, the joy of being outside in it and away from the family problems -- drugs, alcohol, abuse -- that both kids endure.
The Selfish Giant -- from Sundance Selects and Protagonist Pictures -- out now on DVD, is also streamable via Netflix streaming. (If you get the DVD, as I did -- before I knew the film was streamable -- watch the Bonus features. These will add even more to your understanding and enjoyment.)