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Beautiful Boy

MOVIE SYNOPSIS
Beautiful Boy


Bill and Kate hopelessly try to find some hint of an explanation after finding out that their only son committed a mass shooting at his university before taking his own life. They struggle numbly through the funeral, the media onslaught, and the awkward pity from relatives and friends. Their already strained marriage is tested as they realize all they have left with each other is their shared grief and confusion-and the unfortunate legacy of their son. This life-altering event forces Bill and Kate to face their feelings of guilt, rage, blame, self-discovery -- and ultimately hope -- so that they can finally see each other and their chance for happiness again with clear eyes.
Related reviews:
City Paper Grade: B-
06/10/2011
Heartfelt and harrowing if increasingly trite, Shawn Ku’s film considers the feelings of a couple whose only son commits mass murder on his college campus. » Read more
06/09/2011
Kate and Bill (Maria Bello and Michael Sheen) are a couple whose marriage is running on fumes. They've been together twenty-odd years and have a son, Sammy (Kyle Gallner), at college. They have separate lives and sleep in separate bedrooms. » Read more
Couple on the verge of a breakup reconnect after son’s killing rampage
06/09/2011
"Beautiful Boy" uses a Columbine-type shooting incident as a starting point to examine a marriage in crisis - an idea that's not as tactless as it sounds. » Read more

City Paper Grade: B-
06/10/2011
Heartfelt and harrowing if increasingly trite, Shawn Ku’s film considers the feelings of a couple whose only son commits mass murder on his college campus. » Read more
06/09/2011
Kate and Bill (Maria Bello and Michael Sheen) are a couple whose marriage is running on fumes. They've been together twenty-odd years and have a son, Sammy (Kyle Gallner), at college. They have separate lives and sleep in separate bedrooms. » Read more
Couple on the verge of a breakup reconnect after son’s killing rampage
06/09/2011
"Beautiful Boy" uses a Columbine-type shooting incident as a starting point to examine a marriage in crisis - an idea that's not as tactless as it sounds. » Read more

City Paper Grade: B-
06/10/2011
Heartfelt and harrowing if increasingly trite, Shawn Ku’s film considers the feelings of a couple whose only son commits mass murder on his college campus. » Read more
06/09/2011
Kate and Bill (Maria Bello and Michael Sheen) are a couple whose marriage is running on fumes. They've been together twenty-odd years and have a son, Sammy (Kyle Gallner), at college. They have separate lives and sleep in separate bedrooms. » Read more
Couple on the verge of a breakup reconnect after son’s killing rampage
06/09/2011
"Beautiful Boy" uses a Columbine-type shooting incident as a starting point to examine a marriage in crisis - an idea that's not as tactless as it sounds. » Read more

MPAA rating:
R
for some language and a scene of sexuality
Cast:
Alan Tudyk; Kyle Gallner; Maria Bello; Michael Sheen; Meatloaf; Moon Bloodgood
Directed by:
Shawn Ku
Genre:
Drama
Running time:
01:40
Release date:
2011
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