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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.

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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..

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One word... damn.

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Not an easy one to watch but so important. Realistic struggle.

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Intense and an emotional roller coaster ride. Bring tissues it gets sad with the choices the characters have to make throughout the movie!

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Great movie. Intense and true to life.

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oscar awards winning performances

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BEN IS BACK!!!

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Metacritic

63
Dec 16, 2018

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.

K. Austin Collins
Vanity Fair
80
Sep 12, 2018

Julia Roberts blasts through this family reunion drama-turned-thriller with one of the most forceful performances of her career.

Metacritic review by Wendy Ide
Wendy Ide
Screen International
70
Sep 12, 2018

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.

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter