Overall Rank: 7796
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 5
Theatrical Release Date: 12/07/2018
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 03/05/2019
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Peter Hedges
Actors: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Kathryn Newton, Courtney B. Vance, Tim Guinee, Jakari Fraser
Plot: Ben Burns is charming but troubles young man and after being estranged from his family, suddenly reappears one Christmas Even. His mother, Holly, is wary but welcomes back her beloved son only to learn Ben is very much still in harm's way. The next 24 hours will affect everyone in the family, as Holly struggles to keep it together. -- Chris Kavan
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ikkegoemikke - wrote on 06/14/2019
Here’s the deal, and it is not negotiable.
You get a day.
Films about addictions and the destructive effect on family life and personal well-being. I have a hard time dealing with it. “Beautiful Boy” made a crushing impression on me recently. I was thrown off balance after watching it. An emotional fight by a father trying to save his son from a world full of self-destructive chemical junk. An impressive spectacle about hope and second chances. Maybe “Ben is back” is not a similar film on the whole. But nonetheless, I looked at it again in a depressing way and a not so pleasant memory came up again. “Ben is back” certainly isn’t a bad film but doesn’t reach the same level as “Beautiful Boy“. Unfortunately, they decided halfway to turn the social drama into a …
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