Narrative Feature | 111 minutes

HIFF 2018


Directed by
Felix van Groeningen

Produced by
Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner

Written by
Felix van Groeningen, Luke Davies

Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan

2018 | English | USA

Adapted from father and son David and Nic Sheff’s best-selling memoirs, HIFF alum Felix van Groeningen (THE MISFORTUNATES, HIFF 2009 and THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN, HIFF 2013) chronicles the struggle with drug addiction that threatened to tear their family apart in this emotionally charged drama. Passionately led by Academy Award®-nominees Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet (following up his breakthrough role in last year’s CALL ME BY YOUR NAME), BEAUTIFUL BOY portrays their story as a heartbreaking—and ultimately inspiring—story of a family struggling to stay on top of the waves of recovery and relapse as Nic moves in and out of his father’s life.