Movie Review: Beautiful Boy

This film is directed by Felix Van Groeningen and it stars Timothee Chalamet, Steve Carell, Amy Ryan, Kaitlyn Dever, and Maura Tierney.

This film is about a teenager, Nicolas Sheff (Timothee Chalamet), who is an alcoholic and drug addict. His father, David Sheff (Steve Carell) does everything in his power to save his son.

I loved this movie. When this movie ended I had to sit through the end credits to process everything I had just watched, while brushing away my tears. This film is touching, heartbreaking, heartfelt and with an important message. The acting in this movie is excellent and mark my words when I say that Timothee Chalamet has earned himself another Oscar nomination with this performance. I wouldn’t be supieses if Steve Carell earns one too. I am once again left evaluating my parenting choices/style and I can’t help but think how I would react if I was in David’s shoes. To me this film was informative and I learned a few things about addiction, long term side effects and statistics. The only reason why I won’t give this film a perfect score is because I’m not the biggest fan of flashback storytelling. There were perhaps too many at the beginning of the film and at times i would get confused. Other than that I loved this film and I would highly recommend watching it!

I give this film a 9.8 out of 10

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