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Highly Suspect Reviews: Beautiful Boy

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Steve Carell plays journalist David Sheff whose son Nic (Timothée Chalamet) has become deeply addicted to drugs. And the cycle begins of hitting rock bottom, recovery, relapse in this painful look at home addiction can take a heavy toll on the families of the addict. But is it much more than a well-cast After School Special? Therein lies the rub of our review so listen to Chris, Frank, Lara, and Alan do that thing.

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.