Ben Is Back
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- Julia Roberts
- Lucas Hedges
- Courtney B. Vance
- Kathryn Newton
- Rachel Bay Jones
- David Zaldivar
- Alexandra Park
- Michael Esper
- Tim Guinee
- Myra Lucretia Taylor
Did You Know?
- Lucas Hedges and Kathryn Newton co-starred the year before in Lady Bird (2017) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), marking this movie their third collaboration.
- Neal Beeby: If you were black, he would be in jail by now.
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The wife and I enjoyed it. I’m sure for some parents who can relate it’ll hit a soft spot and even for those who can’t, imagining the possibilities of your own child going through these things just makes you want to be there for every single moment of your child’s life and make sure they’re never alone. Julia Roberts hit this role out of the park. If I had to compare it, I would say it was just as good as her role in Stepmom if not better.
Took my girl to see it thinking it was gonna be good based off the trailer and critic score..., but it was a total let down. From beginning all the way till a hour and a half into the movie it was just plain n nothing happening. The ending was not good as well. Left the movie theater tellin my girl sorry for picking a bad movie..
The film doesn’t glamorize addiction, or make it irrationally melodramatic, or gussy itself up in bespoke tragedy. (The same cannot be said of Beautiful Boy.) It’s all just right—even if “just right” is just O.K.
Julia Roberts blasts through this family reunion drama-turned-thriller with one of the most forceful performances of her career.
The film is aware of the weight of its subject but loath to behave like an important film — focusing instead on the specificity of one sick young man and the family that loves and fears him in almost equal measure.