Beautiful Boy (review)

Beautiful Boy (review)
Beautiful Boy (review)
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This film is actually based on 2 best-sellers: one by the father (played by Steve Carell) and the other by the son (Timothee Chalamet). They both examine the heartbreaking cycle of addiction, relapse and recovery from their POVs. Since the plot (which jumps freely in time) is steeped in frustration and misery, it’s up to the actors to make this powerful relationship come to life. While Carell mostly plays it low-key, Chalamet creates a devastating, ultimately heartbreaking character. With the harsh re-creations of this cycle’s repercussions, this experience is a relentless downer. It will be appreciated  by those affected by addiction or lovers of compelling performances. NOTE: Stay thru the credits to hear the full Bukowski poem that’s introduced earlier. (Criterion Cinemas only)

 

3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)

 

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