Beautiful Boy

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Lots of anguish in heavy, repetitive drug-addiction drama.

R 2018 120 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 32 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 17+

Very good

Such a good movie with really heavy themes. It talks about this guy who’s dealing with drugs and his father trying to save him. There’s obviously drugs, lots of swearing, some sex and depression. Very good but for mature people only.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 16+

Extremely heavy with good messages

Based off of a true story, Beautiful boy is a very heavy and dramatic movie with extreme drug/substance abuse, some sex, plenty language, and overall intense themes. Although the movie is heavy it teaches very impactful and valuable lessons showing truthfully how dangerous drugs can be and how much they can mess you up. The parents in the movie and great role models trying to remain strong and help their son in the best ways they can. Beautiful boy is a difficult and heavy movie to watch but a movie that should be watched so people understand the danger of drugs in our world.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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