By Owen Gleiberman
Updated May 31, 2011 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Beautiful Boy (2011 movie)

type
  • Movie

We’ve all seen agony-of-grief movies about parents who lose a child. But how do you even begin to dramatize the hellish turmoil of parents whose college-freshman son becomes a school shooter? Michael Sheen and Maria Bello both have wrenching moments in this quiet, oblique drama. Yet the movie isn’t really convincing. It makes the son’s rampage so out of the blue that when the parents ask, ”Is there anything we could have done?” the only response the film allows us is a simplistic ”No.” B?

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Beautiful Boy (2011 movie)

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 100 minutes
director
  • Shawn Ku

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