Beautiful Boy is a deeply moving portrait of a family’s unwavering love and commitment to each other in the face of their son’s addiction and his attempts at recovery. At 18, Nicolas Sheff (Oscar-nominee Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name) was a good student, editor of his high school newspaper, an actor in the school play and a member of the water polo team.
“Timothée Chalamet might be the male actor of his generation, and Beautiful Boy is one reason why.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
But after experimenting with meth, Nic went almost instantly from a teenager who dabbled with substances to a having a full-blown dependency. This is a searingly honest and frank account of the Sheff family’s journey through Nic’s continuing struggles with addiction, presenting a unique portrait of the ways addiction can destroy lives and the power of love to rebuild them. Harrowing, heart-breaking and yet full of joy, hope and love, Beautiful Boy recounts the rehabs, disappearances, broken promises and rage as Nic sinks deeper into the drug world, as well as David’s efforts to save his “beautiful boy” from the ravages of addiction. Also starring Steve Carell (The Big Short), Maura Tierney (“The Affair”), Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone) and Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People). (Dir. by Felix van Groeningen, 2018, USA, 112 mins., Rated R)
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