Beautiful Boy is available on Amazon Prime, and hubs and I watched it. It was very well done, and very good. It is based on a true story, and it is a great, sad, hard to watch story. The story is about a father and son and their struggle with drugs.
There are two books this story is based on. A book written by the dad, and a book written by the son. I am interested in reading the books, but I don’t know that I will. I think the movie was done more from the Dad’s point of view, so maybe I’ll start with the sons book and go from there.
Steve Carell plays the Dad. He did an amazing job. He struggled and dealt with his son the best he knew how. He fought with his wife and with his fathers mother. The son was hard headed and thought he didn’t have a problem. Thought he could beat it on his own. I know you never know what you are going to do until you are in a situation, but I don’t think I could keep my cool as well as Steve Carell did.
Life is hard, and this movie shows it. I know there are a lot of people who have likely gone through very similar situations. It was a good movie. A tough story. Done very well!