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Ben is Back

USA, 2018, 103mins, Cert.15

Film description

19-year-old Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea) unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben’s mother, Holly (Julia Roberts), 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.  

Ben is Back is a compelling companion piece to Beautiful Boy, a shocking reminder of the wide-reaching implications of addiction at a time when America’s heartland is being ripped to shreds by the opioid crisis.   


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