Ben is Back

Ben is Back
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • Directed by: Peter Hedges
  • Cast: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance
  • UK release: 15 March 2019

Ben (Hedges) comes back to his family for Christmas when he’s supposed to be at a facility for recovering heroin addicts, to the alarm of his mother Holly (Roberts). Roberts is great and Hedges is entirely convincing, in this emotive domestic drama. Sometimes sentimental, but with sad authenticity.

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Cineworld Newcastle upon Tyne (0.0 miles)

The Gate, Newgate Street, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, NE1 5TG
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Ben Is Back

11 Mar 20194 stars

Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges join forces for an emotive drama centring on the anguish of addiction

A prodigal son comes home to his mother for Christmas – but has he really reformed? Add actors Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges to this scenario and it's surprising that this emotive domestic drama, centring on the anguish of addiction, didn't make more…

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