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Beautiful Boy

Release Date: June 3rd, 2011

DVD Release Date: October 11th, 2011

R |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Stuck in an unhappy but comfortable marriage, businessman Bill (Michael Sheen) and his wife, Kate (Maria Bello), are shocked when they learn that their son, Sammy (Kyle Gallner), has gone on a deadly shooting spree on his college campus before committing suicide. Struggling to avoid the media, the couple flees to the house of Kate's brother, Eric (Alan Tudyk). While the two try to remember what they might have done to drive Sammy to his desperate act, their mutual resentment builds.

Cast: Michael Sheen, Maria Bello, Alan Tudyk, Moon Bloodgood, Kyle Gallner, Meat Loaf , Deidrie Henry, Bruce French

Director: Shawn Ku

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Goldrush Entertainment

Keywords: Mystery, House, Son, Dark, Intense, 2010s, Wife, Brother, Husband, Los Angeles, Fall, Family

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Michelle OrangeMovieline

    Ultimately, the effort, however rough in patches, is to be admired. We need our best minds on this subject, in all arenas, and Beautiful Boy is another jagged, early piece in a puzzle whose borders haven't formed yet. show more

  • 85
    Jeannette CatsoulisNPR

    Beautiful Boy is the antithesis of melodrama. Painfully perceptive and relentlessly raw, this intimate observation of a couple in extremis plays out with such subdued intensity that, by the end, audiences will very likely feel as wrung out as its embattled stars. show more

  • 70
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Directing from the nonjudgmental script he wrote with Michael Armbruster, Ku's assured, unadorned documentary style allows his leads ample breathing room to inhabit their devastated characters. show more

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