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Beautiful Boy

Drama


 

The story of a young man and his encounters with drug addiction, based on biographies written by the protagonist and his father.

If you have unanswered questions at the end of this movie it's because sometimes there are no rational answers to why and what we do. What "Beautiful Boy" does do is to closely observe a relationship amidst the stresses of addiction, and the impact on the parties is harrowing to watch. This is powerful stuff, and that's not a reference to the white powder in little plastic bags, but more about the truthful performances, and a soundtrack that's mostly unobtrusive. The real deal.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 25th October 2018
Transmission Films 120 mins