Ben Is Back

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Director
Peter Hedges
Runtime
1 h 38 min
Release Date
5 December 2018
Genres
Drama
Overview
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.
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  • Ben Is Back

    ★★★★½ Watched 20 Oct, 2018

    BEN IS BACK (Peter Hedges, USA, 2018, 9)

    Julia Roberts plays a mom surprised by the unexpected and sudden Christmas Eve morning arrival of her junkie son, played by Lucas Hedges of MANCHESTER BY THE SEA. If there is somebody more anti-disposed to the recovery movement / the therapeutic society than I am, I’d like to meet him. (And like to meet him, literally.) Indeed, I’m not certain I’m not grading BEN IS BACK on a curve because the premise… more

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  • 2018 films
    (”Ben Is Back” is briefly mentioned in this.)

    All the 2018 US-release films I've seen, from best to worst. Only films that have currently been released are here; films I've seen at fests will be added when released.

    1. Let the Corpses Tan
    2. Leave No Trace
    3. Ben Is Back
    4. Madeline's Madeline
    5. Roma
    6. Infinite Football
    7. This Is Our Land
    8. The House That Jack Built
    9. Arizona
    10. Lean on Pete

    ...plus 90 more. View the full list on Letterboxd.

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  • Sundance Update: Friday, Feb. 1 | "The Brink","Honey Boy"&"Abe"
    (”Ben Is Back” is briefly mentioned in this.)
    Honey Boy, Sweetheart, The Brink, One Child Nation and more.
    ...
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