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Beautiful Boy (2018)Beautiful Boy (2018)

Beautiful Boy (2018)

Drama

8.2

movie

United States of America

English

A-list actors, Depressing, Dramatic

2018

Felix Van Groeningen

Amy Aquino, Amy Forsyth, Amy Ryan

121 min

Synopsis

After he and his first wife separate, journalist David Sheff struggles to help their teenage son, who goes from experimenting with drugs to becoming devastatingly addicted to methamphetamine.

Our Take

8.2
Bilal Zouheir

Steve Carrell delivers an amazing performance here. Beautiful Boy is a movie that is based on a true story that first appeared as a best-selling serialized memoir.
It’s about a son’s journey through drug abuse and how his relationship with his father evolves. The son is played by Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name), Carrell is the dad.
As you can probably guess, the themes of drug addiction and family are made to induce tears, which this movie manages to do in a lot of ways. It can come across as somewhat emotionally manipulative at times. In those moments, it helps to remind oneself that it is based on a true story.
The performances and the exploration of the limits of the father-son relationship remain the reasons why you should consider watching this movie.

Comments

S
Shari

Two words. Simply genius.

K
kaybeetoyz

I’d never think that Carrell could pull this one off, but he did beautifully.

J
John

An amazing film I highly recommend watching this, I really felt for the father. An outstanding performance from Carrell.

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