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Ben Is Back

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About this Film

  • Released on 15/03/19
  • Genre Drama
  • Cast members Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges
  • Running time 103 minutes
  • Directed by Peter Hedges
  • Language English

ODEON says...
19 year-old Ben Burns unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly, is relieved and welcoming, but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother's undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe. 'Ben is Back' also stars Courtney B. Vance and Kathryn Newton.

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Reviewer: Derek WinnertDate: 2019-03-21

IÂÂ’m not sure I entirely believed in the story or the characters, but I did enjoy them and was engrossed in the movie, anxiously awaiting its outcome. Beautiful Boy is a rather better, more truthful movie about a doting parent and an addicted son, but it is far less entertaining or enjoyable than Ben Is Back.

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