- Directed by: Felix Van Groeningen
- Cast: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney
- UK release: 18 January 2019
David (Carell) is a successful freelance journalist whose son Nic (Chalamet) becomes dependent on meth. True-life story of family breakdown, capturing the never-ending cycle of rehab and relapse; handsomely photographed but repetitive and a bit formulaic, but Chalamet is outstanding.
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Beautiful Boy17 Sep 2018
TIFF 2018: Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet shine as a father and son torn apart by addiction
The Belgian director of The Broken Circle Breakdown, Felix Van Groeningen, makes a smooth, heartrending transition to English-language fare with Beautiful Boy, a true-life tale of a family torn apart by addiction. Powerful core performances from Steve…
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