Beautiful Boy

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75% Audience Score75%
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    Well acted and incredible touching. One of the best dramas of the year.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Heart-breaking...yet there's a glimmer of hope that shines through, with Steve Carrell and Timothée Chalamet's chemistry as father/son is honest and worth the tears.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    Not the least bit linear ‘Beautiful Boy' can be hard to follow and scattered. While the editing approach made my brain want to claw out of my head, Timothée Chalamet's performance should give everyone hope that we are watching the emergence of the next great actor of our time. Steve Carell is miscast. The duo do have a strong chemistry, but narratively the flashbacks then the flash forwards gave me a concussion. This subject matter has been done before and done well and the story is there for an excellent movie, but between that and the lack of character development of anyone besides our two leads make this one that's easy to pass on. Can I talk about the soundtrack for a moment? What was that? Sometimes less is more! For a two hour movie, it has a lot of empty moments! Final Score: 5.8/10
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    Fantastic performances in an enjoyable movie which doesn't quite feature the grim realism required to drive home the intended message.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    This film is so under-rated,chalamat portrays the role very well, its quite nice to see Steve in this kinda role too
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    this movie was very good. Timothee Chalamet and Steve Carell both did amazing jobs. as sad as it was this movie was a great way to show the way actual drug addicts live. at first I though Nic's first overdose would be his rock bottom, the instance that got him back on his feet and on his way to recovery. but it wasn't. it's a really good depiction on how gruelling drug addiction can really be. even with this movie being two hours long, I didn't feel like it was finished. we don't know how Nic continues on. does he finally recover? what was he writing before he OD'd the second time? how does his life after the second OD'd continue? good movie, but it just didn't feel finished.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    I thought it was great
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    The biggest "wrong" with this movie is that it inverts what we expect of it. Something that unfortunately plagues many modern films. A film about a beautiful boy who's life is infiltrated by drugs is less that, and more a film about a father struggling to deal with the loss of his drug-ridden son and the emptiness that leaves in his life. Sure the film can be slow at times, and it's no linear storyline can be rattling and confusing at times (but maybe that choice was made to simulate the rollercoaster of drug addiction) however overall it is a fantastic film that leaves you in a state of emotional questioning. What if that was my son? What went wrong, if anything at all? But most importantly how do we help?
  • 2 of 5 stars
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    Not such a great script. Its like somebody who has never done drugs, made a movie about doing drugs. Predictable, slow and repetitive. I wanted so bad to like it..Just seemed generic
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Just to start, I had to make an account just so I could rate this movie. I am very confused as to why people have given this less than 4 stars, and I have come to the conclusion that this movie does not speak to those who haven't seen or experienced the effects of drug abuse. If you have, I would definitely recommend this movie. It is very touching and the two different sides of the story truly reveal the struggle of drug abuse from the parent's side, as well as the user's.