Beautiful Boy

A tough one this, not a film to enjoy, the topic doesn’t really allow for that.

As a parent Steve Carell captures the desperation and feeling of hopelessness as he watches the catastrophic impact of drug addiction on his son, Timothee Chamalet is fantastic as the titular beautiful boy, portraying the slip into addiction, the problems of trying to quit and the personality shift from nice kid to selfish self destructive addict.

The issues for me perhaps come from it been based on the books of both Nic and David Chef, making it sometimes feel a little disjointed as it attempts to portray both sides of the addiction story.

It is a tough story which makes it a hard watch at times, but glad I did.

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