Register  |  Sign In
View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:17 am



Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
 Beautiful Boy 

Rate this film:
A 50%  50%  [ 1 ]
B 50%  50%  [ 1 ]
C 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
D 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
F 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 2

 Beautiful Boy 
Author Message
Keeping it Light
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:06 am
Posts: 9521
Location: Bright Falls
Post Beautiful Boy
Image

Quote:
Beautiful Boy is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Felix Van Groeningen, in his English-language feature debut. The screenplay, written by Luke Davies and Van Groeningen, is based on the memoirs Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction by David Sheff and Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff. It stars Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, and Amy Ryan, and deals with the strained relationship between a father and his drug-addicted teenage son.

Beautiful Boy had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2018, and was theatrically released in the United States on October 12, 2018, by Amazon Studios.


Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:25 pm
Profile
Extraordinary
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:13 pm
Posts: 10777
Location: Warren Theatre Oklahoma
Post Re: Beautiful Boy
BEAUTIFUL BOY

I thought this was okay. It wasn't amazing or all that memorable to me actually. I thought Steve Carell gave the best overall performance. Chalamet was good as his son. I also like Grazer as the 12 yr old version in those scenes. Maura Tierney seemed like a waste throughout most of the film until her car chase. Amy Ryan was okay but it was nice to see her pop up half way. The film deals with his drug addiction and relapses but we never explore Why any of that was happening other than maybe his parent separating. In my mind I'm sitting there thinking the father is too trusting too lenient as the son continues to relapse and fail and towards the end when very emotional decisions get made the film was so close to getting me to cry but not quite. Overall, it was decent but not very memorable.

Grade - B

_________________
2009 World of KJ Fantasy Football World Champion
Team MVP : Peyton Manning : Record 11-5 : Points 2669.00
[b]FREE KORRGAN

45TH PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A. DONALD J. TRUMP
#MAGA #KAG!
10,000 post achieved on - Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 7:49 pm


Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:44 pm
Profile
Rachel McAdams Fan
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2004 11:13 am
Posts: 13628
Location: New York, NY
Post Re: Beautiful Boy
The acting is great across the board but I agree the film feels a bit emotionally hollow. The most effective scene is the moment at the meeting where the mother talks about her addict daughter. I thought the direction was kind of all over the place - the time jumps didn't work and the soundtrack was beyond over the top and obnoxious. Really great performances though so worth seeing for those. B


Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:05 pm
Profile YIM WWW
Forum General

Joined: Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:48 pm
Posts: 7975
Location: Houston, Texas
Post Re: Beautiful Boy
Yeah I can see how some would find this movie a bit emotionally hollow, especially towards the end, but man the performances from Carell and Chalamet are just excellent here. Its really the dynamic between those two that really carried this movie for me even if wives are a bit underused and the time jumps/flashbacks were sometimes awkwardly placed. How this film dealt with drug addiction felt pretty realistic to me, although I agree that they could have delved deeper into why it was all happening I still bought into the drama of it and emotionally I thought it was pretty effective at times.

B+


Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:26 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 4 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF.