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.
The title of this film (and the book it is based upon) comes from John Lennon's song "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)". Author David Sheff famously interviewed John Lennon and Yoko Ono in the months leading up to the release of their album, "Double Fantasy" in 1980. John Lennon was murdered 3 weeks after its release, on Dec. 8, 1980.
Do you know how much I love you? If you could take all the words in the language, it still wouldn't describe how much I love you. And if you could gather all those words together, it still wouldn't describe what I feel for you. What I feel for you ...
Meth does not need to be cooked for injection.
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)
Check out our guide to the Academy Awards, our coverage of the 2019 awards season, and more.