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Writers (WGA):
Michael Armbruster (written by) &
Shawn Ku (written by)
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Release Date:
4 November 2011 (Brazil) See more »
Everything seemed perfect. Everything would change. See more »
A married couple on the verge of separation are leveled by the news their 18-year-old son committed a mass shooting at his college, then took his own life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Beautiful Boy is beautiful. See more (31 total) »


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Directed by
Shawn Ku 
Writing credits
Michael Armbruster (written by) &
Shawn Ku (written by)

Produced by
Lee Clay .... producer
Richard Gabai .... executive producer
Eric Gozlan .... producer
Connie Iott .... associate producer
Richard Iott .... executive producer
Mark Moran .... executive producer
Trey Morgan .... associate producer
Martin Scharf .... associate producer
Todd Williams .... associate producer
Original Music by
Trevor Morris 
Cinematography by
Michael Fimognari (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Chad Galster 
Casting by
Ania Kamieniecki-O'Hare 
Tannis Vallely 
Production Design by
Gabor Norman 
Art Direction by
Abigail Potter 
Set Decoration by
Gladys Rodriguez 
Costume Design by
Cynthia Ann Summers  (as Cynthia Summers)
Makeup Department
Brian Steven Banks .... key hair stylist
Felicia Leatherwood .... assistant hair stylist
Denise Paulson .... makeup department head
Rebecca Wachtel .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Mark Moran .... unit production manager
Nancy Valle .... executive in charge of post-production: Anchor Bay
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karen Miller Ehrlich .... second second assistant director (as Karen Miller)
Timothy Grant Engle .... second assistant director (as Tim Eagle)
Mark Hansson .... first assistant director
Art Department
Quinten A. Avila .... sketch artist
Anthony Cafaro .... leadman
Angela Carroll .... set dressing assistant (as Angela Carroll)
Michelle Daniels .... art department production assistant
Ellen Dorros .... set dressing assistant
Joseph East .... property assistant
Rachel Howard .... set dressing assistant
Naoko Inada .... on-set dresser
Jeffrey Lombardi .... property master (as Jeffrey Givens)
Shawna Stone .... art department intern
Joann Gross .... painter (uncredited)
Doc McFadzen .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Doc McFadzen .... set designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Joe Dzuban .... re-recording mixer
Joe Dzuban .... supervising sound editor
Justin Dzuban .... dialogue editor
Craig Mann .... re-recording mixer
George Pereyra .... sound effects editor
Amy Reynolds .... sound effects editor
Tania Rudecino .... foley artist
David Stark .... boom operator
David Waelder .... production sound mixer
James Wright .... dolby sound consultant (as Jim Wright)
Visual Effects by
Matt Stone .... motion graphics
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Brecht Jr. .... additional electrician (as Larry Brecht)
Yvonne Chu .... first assistant camera
Marc Cohen .... company grip
Alissa Davis .... camera intern
Christopher Ferguson .... additional electrician (as Chris Ferguson)
Mike Foodman .... assistant chief lighting technician
Jordan Garretson .... chief lighting technician
Sean Griffith .... additional grip (as R. Sean Griffith)
Rick Griggs .... best boy grip
Thad Hall .... additional electrician (as Thaddeus Hall)
Tim Herman .... additional grip
Joshua Lee Huber .... additional electrician (as Joshua Huber)
Joel Jaspan .... additional grip
Paul Lambiase .... additional grip
Craig Lerner .... additional grip
Timothy McCrary .... additional electrician
Justina Mintz .... still photographer
Kevin Mucha .... additional electrician
Chris Nabers .... company electrician
Tony Oberstar .... camera intern
Michael Silva .... additional electrician
Jim Stirtiz .... key grip
Deron Tse .... additional grip
Zoe Van Brunt .... second assistant camera
John Van Valkenburgh .... additional electrician
Neil Chartier .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ryan Roberts .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Animation Department
David Bokser .... animator: clip
Casting Department
Kristan Berona .... extras casting: Sande Alessi Casting
Liz Ludwitzke .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daniel Flores .... set costumer
Jennifer Head .... additional set costumer
Billy Ray McKenna .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Karlo Babakhanian .... iq assistant
Lou Cafini .... negative inspector: Telecine Pacific
Christine Carr .... digital intermediate producer
Manny Dubon .... iq artist
Gregg Garvin .... digital intermediate colorist
Vahe Giragol .... iq assistant
Gregg Lang .... telecine operator: Laser Pacific
Thomas N. Martin .... assistant editor
Location Management
Gregory Alpert .... location manager
Rob Baldwin .... assistant location manager
Rory Dauson .... assistant location scout
Andrew Miller .... assistant location manager
Andrew Jackson Murphy .... location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Steven Davis .... technical score producer
T.J. Lindgren .... music producer
Trevor Morris .... music producer
T.J. Lindgren .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Nathaniel Smith .... assistant to composer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Michael Burnette .... transportation coordinator (as Mike Burnette)
Michael Burnette .... transportation coordinator
Kip Fazzone .... driver
Lee Jennings .... driver
Freddie Sanchez .... transportation captain (as Fred Sanchez)
Other crew
Maxine Abarbara .... studio teacher
Andrew Ansnick .... set production assistant
Laura Bagano .... craft service
Claire Benoit .... legal counsel: Services Juridiques
Luis Bonachea .... set production assistant
Charmaine Boos .... studio teacher
Maxine Brooks .... studio teacher
Josh Burstein .... production intern
Nate Earley .... set production assistant
Ron Feddor .... stand-in: Michael Sheen
Greg Y. Gomez .... security guard
Sheryl Goodhead .... sales: Laser Pacific
Chad Gunderson .... account manager: Laser Pacific
Kent Hamilton .... production insurance: Truman Van Dytke Company
Carla Legaria .... catering helper
Carlos Legaria .... chef
Timothy Martin .... additional production assistant (as Tim Martin)
Kari Montgomery .... script supervisor
Molly Moran .... production coordinator
Stuart Neumann .... co-location manager
Kris Olson .... assistant production coordinator
Lisa Rae .... stand-in: Maria Bello
David Royal .... chef
Paula Schoen .... medical exams (as Dr. Paula Schoen)
Den Serras .... title designer
Megan Shaffer .... production intern
Chandler Shepherd .... craft service
Anna DiNuovo Slaughter .... account manager: Laser Pacific (as Anna DiNuovo)
Allison Sylvia .... production intern
Eli Van Noppen .... production intern
Sasha Feiler .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tim Albrecht .... in loving memory of
Aimee Lagos .... special thanks
Jethro Rothe-Kushel .... very special thanks

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Additional Details

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Rated R for some language and a scene of sexuality
100 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mexico:B15 | Netherlands:12 | Singapore:M18 | Sweden:15 (DVD rating) | USA:R (certificate #46652)

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24 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful Boy is beautiful., 17 July 2011
Author: Rosie Leon (fireflypsngr) from United States

Beautiful Boy is beautiful.

Its beauty lies in the honest and real way it shows the effect on the parents, family and community. It is powerful, emotional and altogether well made.

I like that I haven't seen a movie like this before. This is something happening in our country but we don't talk about it. We don't do anything before or after to help those affected; especially not the family of the culprit.

The acting is spot on. Maria Bello and Martin Sheen were amazing. Alan Tudyk was just right. He played the supportive,shocked brother/uncle. But he was there for his sister in just the way a good brother would be. Alan was the reason I went to see this movie and he was in it for quite a while.

Don't be put off by the subject matter. This movie is a great character study. It is well made and worth seeing. I'm glad I saw it. I'd go again.

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