R | | Biography, Drama
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.
Timothée Chalamet shot this film after he did Lady Bird, in San Franscisco California on May/June 2017.
I thought we were close. I thought we were closer than most fathers and sons! Why?
Nic Sheff: I felt better than I ever had, so... I just kept on doing it.
David Sheff: This isn't us! This is not who we are!
In many of the scenes in airports, characters are shown at the gates greeting other characters/bidding them farewell. Following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, however, no one is allowed past security who isn't a ticket holder. Furthermore, the planes shown in many of these scenes are Boeing 727s, which are not used by the mainstream airlines any longer, and haven't been in decades.
During the end credits, Nic is heard reciting the poem "Let It Enfold You" by Charles Bukowski.
$218,888 (USA) (14 October 2018)
$7,649,973 (USA) (7 February 2019)
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