Beautiful Boy

A true story of addiction, survival and family.


Beautiful Boy
This award-winning biopic chronicles the journey a father and son follow as the son deals with a drug problem over the course of several years. This leads to a heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery.

120 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Drug abuse).
Biographical, Drama, On the art circuit

Showtimes

There’s always a black sheep.
There’s always a black sheep.

Credits

Cast
Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Christian Convery, Oakley Bull, Kaitlyn Dever, Amy Ryan, Stefanie Scott
Director
Felix van Groeningen
ScreenplayLuke Davies, Felix van Groeningen, from the books by David Sheff, Nic Sheff
CinematographyRuben Impens
EditingNico Leunen
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2018
Produced byAmazon Studios, Big Indie Pictures, Plan B Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageFairly frequent, moderate impact.
NudityNone
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsContains scenes of Imitative Acts and Techniques.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for drug content throughout, language, and brief sexual material
Runtime120
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.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
1
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
4
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
17 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
0
Violence
2
Sex
4
Language
4
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
5

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Karla Janse van Vuuren quote iconDwelmstryd ruk aan ouer.
15
24.com
Herman Eloff quote iconBeautiful 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.
20
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconSo, 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.
12
Metacritic.com
42 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
177 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconBeautiful 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.
13
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
CommonSenseMedia
Jeffrey M. Anderson quote iconLots of anguish in heavy, repetitive drug-addiction drama.
5

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
28 users
14
Rottentomatoes users
1315 users
15
IMDB
5873 Netizens
15
The Movie DB
Community
14

Average .. 67%

13

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