Beautiful Boy Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1825

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 10

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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Rod
Rod
Producer

Rating of
2.5/4

Everything... Everything...

Rod - wrote on 03/04/2019

This is an emotion-driven film and the ensemble, Carell, Chalamet, and the rest did amazingly on how in situation like this, how good and caring parents should respond to the addiction problems of their innocent and pure-hearted son. However, I felt like the screenplay could have been better and that the overall direction could have been more solid. A material like this tends to be monotonous, talking about relapse which means things happen again and again, I wish they could have avoided that rhythm in the film without losing that message. I just thought that a single-perspective narrative could have been better. In fact, I was already hooked on the first third of the film, with David struggling to understand and make things right with Nic. I felt like the film tried to cover everything, …

ikkegoemikke
ikkegoemikke
Movie God

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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