Beautiful Boy Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1607

Average Rating: 3.2/4

# of Ratings: 7

Theatrical Release Date: 11/02/2018

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Felix Van Groeningen

Actors: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Christian Convery, Oakley Bull, Amy Ryan

Plot: Based on the best-selling memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles a story both heartbreaking and inspirational as the family survives, endures, relapses and recovers through a life and consequences of addiction. -- Chris Kavan

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ikkegoemikke
ikkegoemikke
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Rating of
4/4

The emotional impact was enormous.

ikkegoemikke - wrote on 01/10/2019

Relapse is a part of recovery.

8 Years ago I found myself in a similar hopeless situation. With my back against the wall. Desperately searching for a way out. Knowing that I had to change my way of life drastically. Or else I would be admiring the roots of green grass till eternity real soon. The will to change was there. The courage too. Only I couldn’t do it. And now, after all those years, I’m happy I made the right decision back then. For me, “Beautiful Baby” was a bitter pill to swallow. I didn’t think I would have a hard time watching it. It wasn’t crystal meth or something similar I had problems with. But there were so many similarities with my situation in this impressive film that it seemed like the story was about me. You’ll see an avalanche of feelings in “Beautifull Boy”. …

Matthew Brady
Matthew Brady
Movie God

Rating of
3/4

LIFF32 (2018) #5

Matthew Brady - wrote on 11/26/2018

‘Beautiful Boy’ is a melancholic look on parenthood and the tragedy of watching loved ones dissolve away under lethal drugs. Based on David Sheff novel (by the same name) which documents his son addiction. Hard to sink in, but harder to forget.

Timothee Chalamet was magnificent in this movie and proves that 'Call Me By Your Name' wasn't just a fluke for him. Chalamet went in-depth in terms of preparation, such as: losing 25 lbs for the role and advice a doctor on set to ensure his acting as a drug addict was authentic - all his effort paid off beautifully. While Nick cause plenty of problem towards himself and his family, yet isn’t portrayed as some villain for the audience to hate, just humanized enough to understand his struggle.

However, I thought Steve Carell was the biggest …

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