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 was murdered 3 weeks after it's release, on Dec. 8, 1980.
My son is out there somewhere, and I don't know what he's doing! I don't know how to help him!
Karen Barbour: You can't!
The poem "Let It Enfold You" by Charles Bukowski is incorrectly named "Let It Unfold You" in the end credits.
During the end credits, Nic is heard reciting the poem "Let It Enfold You" by Charles Bukowski.
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