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Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

Luke Davies(screenplay by),Felix van Groeningen(screenplay by)

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Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

Based on the Acclaimed Memoirs of David Sheff and Nic Sheff

Rated R for drug content throughout, language, and brief sexual material

Amazon StudiosBig Indie PicturesPlan B Entertainment

The editing of the film took 7 months in total, during which the movie was completely recut multiple times. Initially Nico Leunen, Van Groeningens long-time collaborator, was not involved in the project; however, Van Groeningen became dissatisfied with the editing process and brought Leunen to Los Angeles to reconstruct the film.See more

In the opening scene, the father describes Nics hair as shoulder-length. In fact, it doesnt even cover his ears.See more

Nic Sheff: Im doing great, you know, just, um… um… just doing what needs to be done, and…

David Sheff: Why dont we just have lunch and talk? We can do that, right? Please. You think that you have this under control.

Nic Sheff: I understand why I do things. It doesnt make me any different. Im attracted to craziness, and youre just embarrassed cause I was like… you know, I was like this amazing thing, like your special creation or something, and you dont …

See moreCrazy CreditsDuring the end credits, Nic is heard reciting the poem Let It Enfold You by Charles Bukowski.See moreConnectionsReferenced inLate Night with Seth Meyers: Andy Samberg/Josh Hutcherson/Charlie Hall(2019)See moreSoundtracksGoldsboro Express

See moreFrequently Asked QuestionsQ:Why wasnt Henryk Goreckis Symphony of Sorrowful Songs (played at the end and through some of the credits) given any credit? Was it assumed that everyone already recognized it?See moreUser ReviewsDraining, like a junky27 October 2018 bypeggynight-24258See all my reviews

(Really) Great performances by all.I dont understand the reviews that are saying its emotionally disconnected or cold; surely this is intentional? Theres the person. And theres the junky. And you do become emotionally disengaged when dealing with them or you get sucked into their groundhog day vortex.This film walks well the fine line that is trying to care for a person within the family with proper substance abuse issues. Theyre often beautiful. And gifted. Which makes it all the more heartbreaking to see them do what they do. Its the hardest thing to know how to help a junky and perhaps even harder to accept that this is their choice.

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