Biography/Drama – 2018 – USA – 120 Minutes – Amazon Studios – Rated R
Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.
Directed by Felix Van Groeningen
Starring Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan
Director Felix Van Groeningen unflinchingly depicts the struggles and hopes of a family affected by drug addiction in a powerfully honest movie with gut-wrenching acting. – Arizona Republic
Parents will feel heard by this movie in a way that few other films have tried. Everyone else should go for the kid, who’s a rocket taking off. You want to be able to say you were there when it happened. – Time Out
With stellar performances by Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy is as heartwarming as it is devastating. – Shakefire
Beautiful Boy may be the saddest film of the year, but it is an essential watch…an eye-opening exploration of what true love really means when it’s a matter of life and death. – AXS.com