Overall Rank: 8326
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 5
Theatrical Release Date: 04/30/2023
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 07/11/2023
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ari Aster
Actors: Joaquin Phoenix, Parker Posey, Amy Ryan, Kylie Rogers, Armen Nahapetian, Richard Kind
Plot: From his early childhood to his adult life, Beau has been under the thumb of his domineering mother, Mona. When he learns of his mother's death, he tries everything to get to the funeral on time - even as fantasy, reality and memory blur together. -- Chris Kavan
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SIngli6 - wrote on 05/04/2023
This film did NOT click with me the way Hereditary and Midsommar did, only because Beau's chronic passivity is not a mindset I came into the film understanding. An absence of understanding though does not equate to an absence of truth. I sincerely hated this movie when I left the cinema, but the more I thought back on its script and some of the brilliant foreshadowing I developed a deep appreciation for how well it communicates learned helplessness and OCD-fueled anxiety to an outsider. If suffering from crippling anxiety feels like the world is sitting on your chest until you can't even scream, I felt that.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 04/28/2023
Ari Aster best described Beau Is Afraid as "a Jewish 'Lord of the Rings', but Beau is just going to his mom's house." From the film's beginning to the end, you ask yourself "How the hell did we get here?". While watching the movie, I wondered if this is a personal project from Ari Aster. I'm like his mother, concerned.
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