Fa­ther’s quest to help son

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - Arts & Entertainment -

★★★★ BEAU­TI­FUL BOY Di­rected by: Felix Van Groenin­gen Star­ring: Steve Carell, Ti­mothée Cha­la­met, Maura Tier­ney, Amy Ryan Show­ing at: Hem­ing­ways

This bi­o­graph­i­cal drama film, 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, is the story of a fa­ther’s re­la­tion­ship with his drug-ad­dict son.

When New York Times writer David Sh­eff (Steve Carell) dis­cov­ers his son Nic (Golden Globe-nom­i­nated Ti­mothée Cha­la­met) has a drug prob­lem, he tries his best to help him stay sober, even send­ing him to re­hab fa­cil­i­ties.

Nic, for­merly an ac­tor, artist, ath­lete and ed­i­tor of the school news­pa­per with good grades, tries to stay sober but re­lapses each time.

His ad­dic­tion gets out of hand when he crosses paths with old friend and drug ad­dict Lau­ren after hav­ing been sober for a sig­nif­i­cant while.

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