Beautiful Boy (2018)
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Critic Consensus: Beautiful Boy sees Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell delivering showcase work that's often powerful enough to make up for the story's muted emotional impact.
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All the wrong decisions end up smothering strong performances from Steve Carell and, to a lesser extent, Timothée Chalamet.
There's a lot to admire in Beautiful Boy on a performance level, but Carell and Chalamet's work is often buried in frustrating filmmaking.
The detachment at work in "Beautiful Boy" suggests an attempt to speak clearly and truthfully, to resist the clichés of the addiction drama while acknowledging that those clichés can hardly be rewritten.
The film holds you at arm's length, never quite letting you all the way in, never fully showing the ugliest or rawest moments... Van Groeningen takes an extremely granular approach to non-linear storytelling that works until it doesn't.
The days when a dramatic performance from Carell was a surprise are long behind us, and his journey in "Beautiful Boy" is a marvelously sensitive, largely quiet tour de force.
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