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Beautiful Boy (2010)

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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.

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Shawn Ku
3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Logan South Logan South ... Young Sammy
Maria Bello ... Kate
Michael Sheen ... Bill
Kyle Gallner ... Sammy
Bruce French ... Harry
Austin Nichols ... Cooper
Gregory H. Alpert ... Baby Shower Carl / Web Reporter Voice
Deidrie Henry ... Bonnie
Kelli Kirkland ... TV News Reporter (as Kelli Kirkland Powers)
David Lipper ... Radio Reporter Voice / Television Ranter
Nigel Gibbs ... Police Detective
Brooke Lyons ... TV Reporter Voice
Michael Call Michael Call ... TV Reporter Voice
Alan Tudyk ... Eric
Moon Bloodgood ... Trish
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Storyline

Bill and Kate are in an emotionless marriage with their only son away at college. They knew he didn't sound happy but then comes the news that he was the mass murderer at his school killing 17 professors, fellow students and himself. They try to move on with their lives but they are held back by their own grief and the fact that the media and everyone around them view them as monsters. The more they fight it, they realize they only have each other. Written by napierslogs

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To confront the truth, first they had to face each other. See more »

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Rated R for some language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2011 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Beautiful Boy See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,162, 5 June 2011

Gross USA:

$77,247

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$140,123
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

When Kate exits the taxi after arriving at the cemetery, she shuts the car door and then we hear the sound of it closing. See more »

Connections

Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.20 (2011) See more »

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beautifully bland
20 October 2011 | by ecatino-191-445522See all my reviews

Very bland.. The shooting should have happened in the middle of the movie- instead, it happens right away before you get to know the characters or feel anything for them-there's no contrast to the movie-the acting is not the best either--or the directing. We know everything in the first 5 minutes. What's the point of watching the rest of the movie? you skipped right over the boy and the school. There is nothing to compare the tragedy to.

After 5 minutes i was bored. It was shot on video and looks like a home movie.It never touches you because we don't see enough of their lives before hand. We cant see the reason he does what he does. How are we supposed to feel anything for anybody when there's no getting to know anything about anybody?-with the exception of a 15 second phone call. I really wanted to like this movie- it could have been really touching but it stayed in the same mode through out the whole movie from the beginning. The characters were colorless


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