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.

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Luke Davies (screenplay by), Felix van Groeningen (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... David Sheff
Maura Tierney ... Karen Barbour
Jack Dylan Grazer ... Nic Sheff (12 Years Old)
Oakley Bull ... Daisy Sheff
Christian Convery ... Jasper Sheff
Timothée Chalamet ... Nic Sheff
Amy Aquino ... Annie Goldblum
Carlton Wilborn ... Vince
Stefanie Scott ... Julia
Marypat Farrell ... Julia's Mother
Timothy Hutton ... Dr. Brown
Amy Forsyth ... Diane
Kue Lawrence ... Nic Sheff (5 Years Old)
Brandon James Cienfuegos Brandon James Cienfuegos ... Kid (as Brandon Cinfuegos)
Cheska Corona ... Kid
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Based on the New York Times best-selling Memoirs by David Sheff and Nic Sheff. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug content throughout, language, and brief sexual material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Cameron Crowe was once attached to direct with Mark Wahlberg in the lead role. See more »

Goofs

When Nic is arranging his CDs, the amount of CDs in each of the four columns changes numerous times between shots. See more »

Quotes

David Sheff: [David Sheff] The Feeling of Alienated and Isolated. It will pass... Right?
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, Nic is heard reciting the poem "Let It Enfold You" by Charles Bukowski. See more »


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Goldsboro Express
Written and Performed by John Coltrane
Courtesy of Concord Music
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Carried by powerful performances
15 November 2018 | by cardsrockSee all my reviews

Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet are the main reasons to see this film. They bring some otherwise shaky material powerfully to life. Beautiful Boy definitely tries to elicit many emotional responses from its audience, but only succeeds some of the time. It doesn't end up being quite as impactful as I think it intends and it doesn't seem to really end up saying anything about drug addiction. The great performances by its two leads though help make this one worth watching.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2018 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Beautiful Boy See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$218,888, 14 October 2018

Gross USA:

$7,649,973

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,636,604
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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