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Beautiful Boy trailer brings the feels

I know movies like Beautiful Boy aren't our usual pint of ale in The Basement, but a few episodes back Shawn suggested we un-pretentious pretentious movies, so here we go.

Honestly, I don't know what prompted me to watch this trailer. I dig Steve Carell when he's being funny and serious, so there was probably that. And, being a dad, I'm all for anything that explores the father/son dynamic.

But a movie about a dad helping his son overcome meth addiction? Wow. Talk about heavy stuff! And it's based on the memoirs of David Sheff and Nic Sheff, which documented how Nic's addiction tore through the family. This is not light material. Don't believe me? Give it a watch.

Not gonna lie, I misted up a bit. Actually, fuck that: this trailer moved me! I think Carell and Timothee Chalamet really bring it. The award buzz they are getting is well deserved. Like I said, this isn't my usual thing, but I do get in the mood for a good drama once in a while, and this will certainly fit the bill. Not a Friday night watch, but one to take in when the mood hits.

Beautiful Boy hits theatres Oct. 12.

Source: Amazon Studios


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