BEAUTIFUL BOY – Review by Susan Granger

This is the true story of a frantic father dealing with his son’s crystal methamphetamine addiction. Set in Northern California, it revolves around veteran Marin County journalist David Sheff (Steve Carell), who lives with his troubled 18 year-old son Nic (Timothee Chalamet) from previous marriage, his second wife Karen (Maura Tierney) and their two young kids.

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BEAUTIFUL BOY – Review by Martha K. Baker

Beautiful Boy proves hard and essential to watch. Who’s going to see this earnest film? Drug addicts? Their siblings? Their parents. Maybe advocates and therapists and counselors? Beautiful Boy conflates two books by the father of the beautiful boy and the title character himself. The one is the paternal protector, the other the addict.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Hollywood Film Awards to Honor Kidman, Weisz and Chalamet – Brandy McDonnell reports

In addition to her chameleonic performances, Kidman is being recognized for her career-long support of independent filmmakers, particularly women. Through her production company, Blossom Films, she has produced many projects, including last year’s “Big Little Lies,” which was a phenomenon that entered not only the cultural, but the social zeitgeist.

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