Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell Sort Through Life Issues and Addiction in ‘Beautiful Boy’ Trailer
BY David Riley
Published 5 years ago
You’ve got to hand it over to Amazon Studios for hitting us right in the feels. Timothée Chalamet, the breakout star of last year’s indie hit Call Me By Your Name and Steve Carell, comedy’s most beloved actor stars in Beautiful Boy. The trailer has just dropped, and it’s making rounds in everyone’s hearts as a story that will surely make us bawl our eyes out. Here’s the trailer in all its heartbreaking glory:
Based on the memoir “Beautiful Boy” by David Sheff and his son, Nic Sheff’s “Tweak,” Beautiful Boy follows the story of David (Carell) and Nic (Chalamet) as they navigate their way through the challenges of a father-and-son relationship in turmoil. At first glance, the trailer seems to point at a gloomy feel for the film. But once you get into it after the first few seconds, Beautiful Boy is more than just the gloom and sadness.
It’s a heartbreaking story of a young boy desperate to find a way out of drug addiction. But despite the sad overtone of the movie, it’s also a uniquely inspiring narrative of survival, recovery, and a family coping with a life challenge over the years. The exchange between Chalamet and Carell is so genuine that I can honestly see this as a possible Oscar contender, following Chalamet’s Call Me By Your Name Academy Award nomination.
Chalamet’s other film outing this year is next month’s Hot Summer Nights, another indie production from A24 where he plays a young drug dealer in the early 80’s.
Beautiful Boy is directed by Felix van Groeningen, from a screenplay penned by David Sheff, Nic Sheff, Groeningen, and Luke Davies. It also stars Maura Tierney and Amy Ryan.