One of our favourite films from this month’s Toronto International Film Festival was the superb Beautiful Boy starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet. The film is a touching tale of drug addiction from Belgian director Felix Van Groeningen, and will arrive in U.S. cinemas from October 12th, and then UK cinemas on the 18th January.
I sincerely loved this film – it is utterly brilliant and I cannot wait to see it again.
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.
Our review from TIFF said: Van Groeningen has delivered a piece of work which is one of the most harrowing, most engrossing films of the year. Chalamet is the stand-out, his performance something to behold. More Oscar nominations are to surely come, maybe even for this, and with his convincing portrayal, sheer screen presence, and jaw-dropping dominance in every scene, we wouldn’t be surprised if he goes down as one of the greatest actors of his generation. It’s hard to believe he’s still just 22 years old. This is his best work to date, and Beautiful Boy will rank as one of 2018’s best pictures by far. Heartfelt, harrowing and heartbreaking.
You can read my full review here. Check out the new U.S. trailer below.