• Beautiful Boy (2018)

Beautiful Boy

Release Date: October 12th, 2018

R |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

Teenager Nicolas Sheff seems to have it all -- good grades, editor of the school newspaper, actor, artist and athlete. When Nic's addiction to meth threatens to destroy him, his desperate father does whatever he can to save his son and his family.

Cast: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kaitlyn Dever, Andre Royo, LisaGay Hamilton

Director: Felix van Groeningen

Genres: Biography , Drama

Production Co: Plan B Entertainment

Distributors: Amazon Studios

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The root problem is repetitiveness, the seemingly endless cycle of progress and relapse that causes heartbreak in real life and induces déjà vu in audiences — even dejà déjà vu, since there’s repetition within the already familiar pattern. The mosaic structure is simply, though not successfully, an attempt to hold our attention. show more

  • 60
    Inkoo KangSlate

    The lack of a precipitating factor, the invisible impulses behind addiction, and the episodic nature of recovery don’t exactly lend themselves to a compelling narrative structure. show more

  • 80
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    Strong, committed performances and the upsetting ring of reality anchor a highly-personal film which cycles through addiction, relapse and rehab in an episodic way, each high as inevitable as the low which follows. show more

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Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2019)
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture