Directed by Felix Van Groeningen.
Starring Steve Carell, Timothee Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Kaitlyn Dever, Stefanie Scott, Kue Lawrence, Jack Dylan Grazer, Oakley Bull, Christian Convery, Julian Works, Amy Forsyth, Andre Royo, Timothy Hutton, and Amy Ryan.
Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.
The marketing for the latest movie from Belgian filmmaker Felix van Groeningen (The Broken Circle Breakdown) aggressively positioned it as one of 2018’s most “awards-baiting” prestige season projects, and though both the script and direction certainly falter in that regard on occasion, Beautiful Boy still succeeds on the strength of its magnificent central two-hander.
The film’s stirring opening scene sees New York Times writer David Sheff (Steve Carell) visiting a college professor to