Beautiful Boy (2018 film)

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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. The film stars Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, and Amy Ryan, and deals with a father-son relationship increasingly strained by the latter's drug addiction.

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Beautiful Boy
Theatrical release poster
Directed byFelix van Groeningen
Screenplay by
Based on
Produced by
CinematographyRuben Impens
Edited byNico Leunen
Distributed byAmazon Studios
Release dates
  • September 7, 2018 (2018-09-07) (TIFF)
  • October 12, 2018 (2018-10-12) (United States)
Running time
120 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$19.3–25 million[2][3]
Box office$16.6 million[4]

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. The film was a box-office disappointment, grossing $16 million on a $25 million budget. However, it received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised the performances of Carell and Chalamet.[5] For his work, Chalamet earned nominations at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, BAFTA Awards and Critics’ Choice Awards, among others.[6]