A true story of addiction, survival and family.
Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Christian Convery, Oakley Bull, Kaitlyn Dever, Amy Ryan, Stefanie Scott
Felix van Groeningen
|Screenplay||Luke Davies, Felix van Groeningen, from the books by David Sheff, Nic Sheff|
|Produced by||Amazon Studios, Big Indie Pictures, Plan B Entertainment|
|Language||Fairly frequent, moderate impact.|
|Drug abuse||None (sic)|
|Comments||Contains scenes of Imitative Acts and Techniques.|
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|R: Restricted||Rated R for drug content throughout, language, and brief sexual material|
|USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
Karla Janse van Vuuren Dwelmstryd ruk aan ouer.
Herman Eloff Beautiful Boy is not only a cinematic triumph but also a touching and realistic telling of the heart-breaking reality of substance abuse and its relentless power of destruction and complete devastation.
Jim Judy So, what we’re left with is a downer flick that features good performances from all involved, but ends up as one of those movies you’ll never want to watch again. But it does serve as a cautionary tale, albeit one without any real answers or solutions, about the dangers of a growing epidemic in America.
Tomatometer Beautiful Boy sees Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell delivering showcase work that’s often powerful enough to make up for the story’s muted emotional impact.
|Movie Review Query Engine|
Jeffrey M. Anderson Lots of anguish in heavy, repetitive drug-addiction drama.
What the People say
|The Movie DB|
Average .. 67%