Pre-trailer footage for Timothée Chalamet’s upcoming film Beautiful Boy has hit the interweb and it’s already creating Oscar buzz.
The film was produced by Amazon Studios and is based on the memoir Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff, and his son Nic Sheff’s memoir Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines.
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Chalamet plays Nic, a star high school athlete and honor student whose picture perfect suburban life is completely thwarted when he becomes addicted to meth.
The new teaser shows Chalamet kissing on girls, riding his bike, and popping pills.
“I’m attracted to craziness and you’re just embarrassed because I was like, this amazing thing, like your special creation or something and you don’t like who I am now,” Nic tells his father, played by Steve Carell, at a restaurant.
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“Who are you, Nic?” his father asks.
“This is me, dad,” Nic replies. “This is who I am!”
Beautiful Boy hits theaters October 12.
“I’m attracted to craziness and you’re just embarrassed because I was like, this amazing thing, like your special creation or something and you don’t like who I am now.” Great bit of dialogue!
Wow. Another coming of age movie or an old dude doing young dudes looking for love or something.
Timothee is picking challenging roles..i hope he continues to do so. Actors sometimes get lazy and take roles just to fill bank accounts.some release 4 movies a year and are forgettable..i think timothee will be the exception and deliver quality performances with each choice he makes
This is terrific stuff. Chalamet is gorgeous and my gaydar tells me he is one of us.
@Billy Budd….i agree he may be one of us but he is playing it safe for now..this will be his 3rd movie afterall
David’s book was so raw and so open about the torture he faced. Nic’s book on the other hand was a different type of painful, because of how self absorbed he was in his life and especially his addiction that his catharsis he was having felt off. But that was the beauty of the story of the struggles between the two. David suffered as a parent and as a human, and all through it you could see he was fighting for his son’s life, right next to him. Nice I hope has finally found himself again, though I’m sure he struggles daily. But what I do respect, is he’s doing his recovery his own way. This should be an interesting show
Nic..nice whatever 🙂
They put beautiful and likable actors in the movie to normalize drug use. No person addicted to any hard drugs can be called beautiful. They cheat, they steal, they lie, and God knows they can even kill for that elusive high. Don’t be an enabler. Show them tough love if you really love the addicts. Put them in halfway home and if that doesn’t work, maybe psych wards are where they belong.
You are so right CastleSF. We have proof of this nightmare through a family member of ours. It’s a most horrible thing to get involved with.
On the other hand, if Timmy was going to take meth in the movie, could he not do it while walking around totally naked? I was hoping THIS movie would be the ‘real reveal’. If he were to do full frontal while taking the meth it would be presenting TWO addictions: His meth addiction on screen, and ‘our’ addiction while watching the screen. Haaaaaaaaa!
You’ve got a few screws loose if you think this movie is romaniticizng drug use. If anything it is showing the dangers of it.
That last scene was beautiful, “this is who I am.”
Meth addict? Nothing indicated that in that clip.
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