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Beautiful Boy

Movie
2018
2h 1m
R
English
Drama
User Score: 
7.5
Critic Score: 
65
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After he and his first wife separate, journalist David Sheff struggles to help their teenage son, who goes from experimenting with drugs to becoming devastatingly addicted to methamphetamine.
Beautiful Boy Poster

Beautiful Boy

R
Movie
2018
2h 1m
English
Drama
After he and his first wife separate, journalist David Sheff struggles to help their teenage son, who goes from experimenting with drugs to becoming devastatingly addicted to methamphetamine.
Rating
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7.5
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Beautiful Boy (2018) on IMDb
CRITIC SCORE
65

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Steve Carell
David Sheff
Timothe Chalamet
Nicholas "Nic" Sheff
Maura Tierney
Karen Barbour
Amy Ryan
Vicki Sheff
Christian Convery
Jasper Sheff
Oakley Bull
Daisy Sheff
Jack Dylan Grazer
12-Year-Old Nic Sheff
Zachary Rifkin
8-Year-Old Nic Sheff
Kue Lawrence
4 & 6-Year-Old Nic Sheff
Andre Royo
Spencer
Ricky Low
Destiny
Amy Aquino
Annie Goldblum
Marypat Farrell
Julia's Mother
Martha T Newman
Flight Attendant
Minerva Garca
Nurse @ Bellevue
Directed By: Felix van Groeningen
Written By: Luke Davies (Screenplay), Felix van Groeningen (Screenplay)

Featured Comments/Tips

faithful soul says...
3 years ago
I disagree with many of the comments on this page. Sure, the film is slow paced, but what did people expect? Car chases, the next Trainspotting? It's a very well made film, being at once an unsensationalistic look at how drugs can ruin a man's life (and that of his family), and the loving relationship between a father and his son. The film resonated with me on a personal level too, and brought back memories of the young people I knew who are no longer here thanks to the evil (and I mean that word in a very real sense) of drugs. Oh, and the performances were stellar. Watch it, and then make a special effort to love the people closest to you.
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IamDWG says...
4 years ago
Whoooooo this is boring. Its technically well acted and put together, even an important look at addiction, but what a snore-fest
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nmahoney416 says...
4 years ago
A devastating look at how addiction can not only ruin one person's life but also their family's too. The film can be really frustrating at times but that is what addiction is. Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell both give fantastic performances.
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CinemanicBonkers says...
3 years ago
That was a deep film and I enjoyed it.. strong performance from all..
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Featured User Reviews

arash Mihajlović
2 years ago
Belgian Director Felix Van Groningen ("The Broken Circle" 2012 - Winner of multiple Film Festival Awards) brings the best selling pair of memories, "Beautiful Boy" by father David Sheff and "Tweak" by son Nic Sheff to the big screen with heart-wrenching perfection. Steve Care More
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Stephen Campbell
3 years ago
_**Earnest and heartfelt, but narratively awkward, and emotionally unengaging**_

> _They say suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. The problem with being human isn't really so temporary._

- Nic Sheff; _Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines_ (2008)

> _Anyone who has lived t More
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cityguide
4 years ago
Inspired by a father and son’s dual memoirs (Beatiful Boy and Tweak, respectively), Felix Van Groeningen’s heartfelt adaptation portrays the relationship between David (Steve Carell) and Nic Sheff (Timothée Chalamet), as both struggle through the latter’s drug addiction.

There are about a More
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