A true story of addiction, survival and family.
Based on the memoirs of David Sheff (Steve Carell) and his son, Nick (Timothée Chalamet), Beautiful Boy tells the story of an 18-year-old attempting to overcome his addiction to crystal meth, his brief stints of sobriety, his relapses back into addiction and, all the while, his father’s attempts to understand and support a son who isn’t the person he thought he knew.
Carell and Chalamet do a fantastic job portraying the Sheffs at their highest highs and their lowest lows. Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name) is consistently adding notches to his belt of phenomenal performances, while Carell once again proves he’s a great dramatic actor (see also Foxcatcher). For almost 20 years, Requiem for a Dream has been the benchmark of ‘just say no to drugs’ cinema. Beautiful Boy offers a slightly less distressing alternative while achieving the same effect.
Release Date: March 13, 2019
Format: DVD, Blu-ray
Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Steve Carell, Maura Tierney
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