USA/ 2018/ 120'
Director: Felix van Groeningen
Writers: Luke Davies, Felix van Groeningen
Stars: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 20 nominations.
Based on the bestselling pair of memoirs by father and son David and Nic Sheff, Felix van Groeningen's film chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years. "Beautiful Boy" doesn't shy away from the harsh reality of this family's struggle, but frames it with a surprising amount of life, love, and hope.
Chalamet is asked to hit some big notes in this performance, but we never see him acting. That's true greatness in the making.
Hard to take and impossible to forget.