𝔬𝔩𝖎𝔳𝖎𝔞’s review published on Letterboxd:
✰ recommend me a film ✰: ben is back (2018)
obviously very similar to beautiful boy (2018) in its premise and its message, both headed by two of the strongest male actors of this generation. there's not much to say about the differences between the two, but i liked how there was more focus here on the consequences beyond what has happened to ben physically. you spend most of this film following the search for the family dog, whilst ben is completely clean, but this has still happened because of his addiction. whereas, in beautiful boy you follow the gruelling cycle of relapse and recovery. both stories are valid.
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360 films for 2020 (35/360)