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Beautiful Boy

Rated 14 Accompaniment

(Coarse Language, Substance Abuse) 120 minutes

Dir: Felix Van Groeningen, US
Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney

“Beautiful Boy is a moving, insightful and very delicately observed drama about a dad whose son is a crystal meth addict. High-flying journalist David Sheff loves Nic ‘more than everything’ but can’t stop him destroying himself... Carell gives his finest performance since Foxcatcher as the doting but perplexed and tormented father... Transcending its own grim subject matter, the film deals in sensitive and subtle fashion with the plight of the father. It is never judgmental about the son either... The film has a deliberately open-ended quality... It also has a lyricism, raw emotion and a sense of mystery that you simply won’t find in any other movie about drug abuse recovery.” - Geoffrey Macnab, The Independant