The American River Current

“Beautiful Boy” chronicles the pain of drug addiction

Timothee Chalamet and Steve Carell in Beautiful Boy. Film still photograph courtesy of Amazon Studios.

Imani Smith

November 26, 2018

Based on a true story, director Felix van Groeningen’s powerful film “Beautiful Boy” follows a teenage boy suffering from a crystal meth addiction. Although the film, released in Sacramento last month, is centered around Nic’s struggle with illness and addiction, there is an overarching t...

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