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Beautiful Boy (2010)

Director:
Shawn Ku
COUNTRY
USA/Canada
GENRE
Drana
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Beautiful Boy
RUNNING TIME
100 minutes
Producer:
Lee Clay
Eric Gozlan
Screenwriter:
Michael Armbruster
Shawn Ku


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Bill Carroll Michael Sheen
Kate Carroll Maria Bello
Eric Alan Tudyk
Trish Moon Bloodgood
Sam Carroll Kyle Gallner
The motel manager Meat Loaf

 

Review

The catastrophe is looming like in a camp horror movie in the opening of this well-acted film about one of our time's biggest taboos, school-shootings. Which is why it doesn't feel like a spoiler revealing that Beautiful Boy explores the aftermath of one such, seen from the point of view of the killer's parents. And through the sensitive, powerful performances of Michael Sheen and Maria Bello, the film manages to stay on the right side of melodrama.

Copyright 2.7.2017 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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