Ben is Back

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    102 mins
  • Release Date
    2018
  • Countries
    USA
  • Languages
    English

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Lucas Hedges (MANCHESTER BY THE SEA) gives a note-perfect performance as 19-year-old drug addict Ben Burns. Indiewire raves, "Never more than a millisecond from losing his grip, Hedges' performance exists in the narrow space between coming back for a day, and being gone forever." After he returns home, his mother (Academy Award winner Julia Roberts), grapples with her fears as she does everything in her power to keep him safe. Oscar nominated Director/Writer Peter Hedges' (ABOUT A BOY, WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE) film ultimately becomes refreshingly understated, and managers to subvert family drama stereotypes. BEN IS BACK also stars Courtney B. Vance (THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON) and Kathryn Newton (LADY BIRD).
DIRECTED BY:
Peter Hedges
WRITTEN BY:
Peter Hedges
CAST INCLUDES:
Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance, Tim Guinee, Kathryn Newton

SYNOPSIS

Nineteen-year-old Ben Burns unexpectedly returns to his family’s suburban home on Christmas Eve. Ben’s mom, Holly, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son’s drug addiction. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother’s undying love gets put to the test as Holly does everything in her power to keep Ben clean.

Ben is Back

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    102 mins
  • Release Date
    2018
  • Countries
    USA
  • Languages
    English
DIRECTED BY
Peter Hedges
WRITTEN BY
Peter Hedges
CAST INCLUDES
Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance, Tim Guinee, Kathryn Newton
Lucas Hedges (MANCHESTER BY THE SEA) gives a note-perfect performance as 19-year-old drug addict Ben Burns. Indiewire raves, "Never more than a millisecond from losing his grip, Hedges' performance exists in the narrow space between coming back for a day, and being gone forever." After he returns home, his mother (Academy Award winner Julia Roberts), grapples with her fears as she does everything in her power to keep him safe. Oscar nominated Director/Writer Peter Hedges' (ABOUT A BOY, WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE) film ultimately becomes refreshingly understated, and managers to subvert family drama stereotypes. BEN IS BACK also stars Courtney B. Vance (THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON) and Kathryn Newton (LADY BIRD).

Nineteen-year-old Ben Burns unexpectedly returns to his family’s suburban home on Christmas Eve. Ben’s mom, Holly, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son’s drug addiction. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother’s undying love gets put to the test as Holly does everything in her power to keep Ben clean.