Ben Is Back
First screened in December 2018
Director: Peter Hedges. Cast: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Kathryn Newton, Courtney B. Vance, Mia Fowler, Jakari Fraser, David Zaldivar, Michael Esper, Tim Guinee, Alexandra Park, Rachel Bay Jones, Jeff Auer, Jack Davidson, Kristin Griffith, Gamze Ceylan. Screenplay: Peter Hedges.

Twitter Capsule: On-the-nose, deftly acted realization of a solid-enough script. No layers added. That's pretty good for a Hedges film.

VOR:   Once you're there, Roberts and Hedges make a compelling enough case for the experience, but you could skip it altogether at no huge cost.

Photo © 2018 Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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