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.
Felix van Groeningen
Jack Dylan Grazer
In the summer of 1991, a sheltered teenage boy comes of age during a wild summer he spends in Cape Cod getting rich from selling pot to gangsters, falling in love for the first time, partying and eventually realizing that he is in over his head.
In the Yardley College, Gatsby Welles learns that his girlfriend Ashleigh Enright will travel to Manhattan to interview the cult director Roland Pollard for the college paper and he plans a romantic weekend with her. Gatsby is the son of a wealthy family in New York and Ashleigh is from Tucson and her father owns several banks. He has no attraction to study in Yardley but gambling and Ashleigh. When they arrive in Manhattan, Gatsby does not tell his parents that are planning a fancy party in the evening. Ashleigh meets Pollard and he invites her to a screening of his new film with his writer Ted Davidoff. Meanwhile Gatsby stumbles upon his friend, who is cinema student, and he accepts to participate in a kiss scene with Chan Tyrell, who is the younger sister of his former girlfriend. Along the rainy weekend in New York, Gatsby and Ashleigh have new experiences and discoveries.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This is one of the best that Woody Allen has offered us in the last 15 years or so, on par with films such as "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" and "Midnight in Paris".
First of all, New York and Manhattan in particular have probably pictured more picturesque with those cosy shades of sepia and the moody rainy environment captured masterfully by Vittorio Storaro, one of the great cinematographers, a real living legend.
This film would go down as one of the highlights in the career of the new promising actors and actresses such as Timothée Chalamet and Elle Fanning, also Jude Law, Liev Schreiber, Rebecca Hall and Diego Luna offer greatly amusing performances, while Selena Gomez provides good proof that she has a solid acting talent as she confronts Chalamet in a few funny instances.
The story as a whole is one of Allen's typical themes, presenting a naive college girl dazzled by the film star society of the Big Apple and soon she betrays all love and loyalty to her young lover who desperately tries to reconnects to her on a rainy day in New York.
Woody Allen, shows great nerve and style in directing, there's solid fast tempo that holds the story interesting and tight without a single dull moment. There are of course those greatly inspired one liners that add extra laughs and wit to the story.
All in all, one of the finest films that Woody Allen has managed to offer in the last 10-15 years!
And now, just one small note to the "me too" or whoever else tries to censor arts:
You are the people's WORST nightmare.
Only Fascists and Stalinists in the past, tried to censor or forbid arts and we all know very well how much hatred they gained just because of these actions.
Well done "me too" activists, your similar hated actions have placed you in the most hated part of mankind.
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