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Beautiful Boy (2018)

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... David Sheff
Maura Tierney ... Karen Barbour
Jack Dylan Grazer ... Nic Sheff (12 Years Old)
Oakley Bull ... Daisy Sheff
Christian Convery ... Jasper Sheff
Timothée Chalamet ... Nic Sheff
Amy Aquino ... Annie Goldblum
Carlton Wilborn ... Vince
Stefanie Scott ... Julia
Marypat Farrell ... Julia's Mother
Timothy Hutton ... Dr. Brown
Amy Forsyth ... Diane
Kue Lawrence ... Nic Sheff (5 Years Old)
Brandon James Cienfuegos ... Kid (as Brandon Cinfuegos)
Cheska Corona ... Kid
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Storyline

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A true story of addiction, survival and family. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug content throughout, language, and brief sexual material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official Site | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2018 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Beautiful Boy See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$218,888, 14 October 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,649,973, 7 February 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,259,442, 7 February 2019
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Timothée Chalamet had to lose 25 lbs for his role as Nic Sheff. He also had a consultant and doctor on set to ensure his acting as a drug addict was realistic and authentic. See more »

Goofs

When Nic is arranging his CDs, the amount of CDs in each of the four columns changes numerous times between shots. See more »

Quotes

David Sheff: [David Sheff] The Feeling of Alienated and Isolated. It will pass... Right?
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, Nic is heard reciting the poem "Let It Enfold You" by Charles Bukowski. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Busy Tonight: Maura Tierney; Katie Lee (2018) See more »

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Heart of Gold
Written and Performed by Neil Young
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

 
Chalamet and Carell stand out in an emotional roller coaster
12 December 2018 | by jacob-stout45See all my reviews

Timothee Chalamet gives an outstanding performance ans Steve Carell is right up there with him. Their emotions come through strongly and carry the story. Though unfortunately the story-line feels predictable. The flashbacks were more distracting than endearing. And those aspects hold the film back.


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