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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.

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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.

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Rated R for drug content throughout, language, and brief sexual material

Amazon StudiosBig Indie PicturesPlan B Entertainment

The film premiered at TIFF (Toronto international Film Festival) in Canada in September 2018.See more

In many of the scenes in airports, characters are shown at the gates greeting other characters/bidding them farewell. Following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, however, no one is allowed past security who isnt a ticket holder. Furthermore, the planes shown in many of these scenes are Boeing 727s, which are not used by the mainstream airlines any longer, and havent been in decades.See more

: I thought we were close. I thought we were closer than most fathers and sons! Why?

Nic Sheff: I felt better than I ever had, so… I just kept on doing it.

David Sheff: This isnt us! This is not who we are!

See moreCrazy CreditsDuring the end credits, Nic is heard reciting the poem Let It Enfold You by Charles Bukowski.See moreConnectionsReferenced inLate Night with Seth Meyers: Andy Samberg/Josh Hutcherson/Charlie Hall(2019)See moreSoundtracksTerritorial Pissings

Written byKurt CobainandChet Powers(as Chester Powers)

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See moreFrequently Asked QuestionsQ:Why wasnt Henryk Goreckis Symphony of Sorrowful Songs (played at the end and through some of the credits) given any credit? Was it assumed that everyone already recognized it?See moreUser ReviewsCause its a long way to go, a hard row to hoe…8 September 2018 bymr_bickle_the_pickleSee all my reviews

This film is based off the memoir by David Sheff (played by Steve Carell) and Nic Sheff (played by Timothee Chalamet). It follows a father who is desperately trying to help to son and slowly coming to terms that maybe he cant. Let me tell you, this is some powerful stuff that is executed flawlessly by the actors. All were great but in particular Timothee and Steve are standouts. My bet is that the diner scene (This is who I am) will be the clip chosen during awards season. But theres also some more subtle nuanced scenes too. In particular there is this scene right after Nic has relapsed by popping some pills and you can just tell he is thinking Why did I just do that?. And your heart also breaks for David when you see him driving around looking for his son.The director does choose with this film to present in a non-linear way. Often times it does show flashbacks. That might not be everyones cup of tea but I think it works. I think it helps to delve into Davids mind and understand where hes coming from. He probably is thinking Where did I go wrong? I also felt the director did a good job of establishing shots to remind you of a happier time without using flashbacks. For instance there is a scene where Nic is playing with his younger siblings in the sprinkler and then later (after another heartbreaking scene of Nic fleeing) there is a shot of the empty backyard with the sprinkler coming on.The screenwriter was saying that he originally didnt want to do this film as he previously did a drug film (Candy -starring Heath Ledger) which was also based on his real life addiction with heroin. But ultimately decided to do this one as he never really had shown the other side of drug addiction. I thought he did a good job with it. It never glamourized doing drugs, but I also liked and appreciated that Nic was humanized in this. Yes, he is causing his family pain, but he isnt treated as the villain. You feel for him too.Overall, I quite liked this film. And I also thought the soundtrack was on point. I think you will see this film pop up during awards season. Maybe Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, but I think definitely for Timothee and Steve. It would be criminal if they werent there. Another thing I want to note is that about halfway through the credits there is a voiceover done by Timothee where he is reading out a poem that is briefly mentioned earlier. So that might be something you want to stick around for.

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