Director: Felix van Groeningen
Writer: Luke Davies, Felix van Groeningen
Based on: David Sheff‘s memoir Beautiful Boy and Nic Sheff’s memoir Tweak
Cast: Steve Carell, Maura Tierney, Timothée Chalamet, Jack Dylan Grazer, Oakley Bull, Christian Convery, Amy Aquino, Carlton Wilborn, Stefanie Scott, Marypat Farrell, Timothy Hutton, Amy Forsyth, Amy Ryan, Andre Royo
Seen on: 31.1.2019
David (Steve Carell) lives with his wife Karen (Maura Tierney) and their two children (Oakley Bull, Christian Convery), as well as David’s son from his first marriage Nic (Timothée Chalamet). Nic is about to finish high school and should be going off to college soon. But instead, David finds out that Nic is an addict. David puts Nic in rehab, and things seem to be going fine at first. But rehab is a long and hard process.
Beautiful Boy is a touching film about addiction that manages to escape the Hollywood treatment of its story and stays grounded in reality. It is fantastic.Continue reading