Beautiful Boy – **

Posted: November 22, 2018 in 2018, Disease of the week, Drama, USA, XX

The beautiful boy in the title is Nic Sheff, a young adult with a bright future ahead, but with an addiction to Crystal Meth. His caring father is clearly disappointed when he finds out that his son is dependent on a hard drug, but tries to help him as much as he can. To no avail. Crystal Meth addicts are immune to rehabilitation, so it seems.

It’s an okay movie, but nothing all that memorable. It kind of feels like a made for tv disease of the week movie from the nineties. (Amazon made it) Sure, the acting is great (that Timothée Chalamet is again really convincing), but the direction isn’t all that special and apart from the father/son relationship through hard times, there isn’t really a ‘story’. It’s a very American movie. Not sure why they wanted a European director.

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