Beautiful Boy (2018)
First screened in October 2018
Director: Felix van Groeningen. Cast: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Dylan Grazer, Christian Convery, Oakley Bull, Andre Royo, Kue Lawrence. Screenplay: Luke Davies and Felix van Groeningen (based on the memoirs Beautiful Boy by David Sheff and Tweak by Nic Sheff).

Twitter Capsule: Has some tough ideas for conveying addiction but directorial missteps increasingly unravel them. Actors look unsure.

VOR:   Even this is grading on a curve, because U.S. movies are unduly parched for treatments of this subject. Some ambitions with form, however uneven.



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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+


Awards:
Chicago International Film Festival: Founder's Award

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