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march 2019

23mar7:30 pmFilm at the Electric Palace: Beautiful Boy (15)True story of how a father deals with his son’s crystal meth addiction


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Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) co-stars with Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) in Felix Van Groeningen’s (The Broken Circle, Breakdown) English language debut, a powerful, soulful and intensely moving drama about addiction, its tragic consequences and reverberations through a family.

Carell is David Sheff, a successful journalist and proud father; to teenage son Nic (Chalamet) from his first marriage and two daughters from his second to artist Karen (Maura Tierney).

A relaxed, affectionate and communicative dad, he isn’t alarmed when Nic begins experimenting with marijuana; but then his son’s initially casual interest in drugs expands into an urgent addiction to crystal meth. As Nic transforms from his father’s beloved beautiful boy into an unhappy and chaotic addict, their relationship is repeatedly challenged to its core.

Based on a true story, Beautiful Boy is (unusually) adapted from two separate memoirs by both David and Nic Sheff about the experience, enriching our sense of the film’s authenticity. It’s also acted with startling emotional power, with Carell and Chalamet evincing entirely believable father-son chemistry and painful vulnerability in performances that are already generating talk of awards.

Date: Saturday 23 March 2019

Time: Starts 7:30pm

Ticket Price: £5.00

Tickets available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre, Bridport Town Hall, South Street DT6 3LF. Tel: 01308 424901


(Saturday) 7:30 pm


The Electric Palace

35 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NY


Box Office01308 424901 Bridport Tourist Information, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3LF

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