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    Liars! You’re all liars!

    I’ve finally watched it and Chalamalet is a co-lead. I will never trust you again about category placement, you dirty stans.

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    nicholas22
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    I going to a Beautiful Boy Q&A with Timothee Chalamet. Are there questions that anyone would want me to ask?

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    I going to a Beautiful Boy Q&A with Timothee Chalamet. Are there questions that anyone would want me to ask?

    Has Gary Oldman apologized for taking ur oscar?

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    I going to a Beautiful Boy Q&A with Timothee Chalamet. Are there questions that anyone would want me to ask?

    That is very generous of you to ask, I appreciate that greatly. I would actually have one question:

    How did he prepare for heavy scenes, such as the diner scene? A lot of actors don’t practice their lines until shortly before filming because the want to get their natural reaction. Did he do the same or what was his process?

    I hope the question is fine!

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    I saw this earlier today, I didn’t really see Chamalet as Lead in this film until the end, and even then it’s sort of an iffy placement. Ultimately I feel this film is largely Carell’s, and it’s from his view point, so I think Chamalet is Supporting, it’s just a very large supporting role that offers a lot of color to the Lead Actors performance.

    Overall Carrell is as wooden in this as he ever has been. Chamalet, is so-so in this, the best thing about Chamalet is that he always feels real, so all that he does feels authentic. The limitations in that is I often question if Chamalet understands the full depth of his characters – because they feel like approximations of archetypes and caricatures and not fully realized human beings. All through out this film I found my self questioning why his character needed to be on drugs, and it was never articulated through Chamalet’s performance. The best the audience gets to understanding is through a notebook that Carrell’s character leafs through.

    Maura Tierney, is an MVP in this, that car scene is incredibly memorable.

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    I saw this earlier today, I didn’t really see Chamalet as Lead in this film until the end, and even then it’s sort of an iffy placement. Ultimately I feel this film is largely Carell’s, and it’s from his view point, so I think Chamalet is Supporting, it’s just a very large supporting role that offers a lot of color to the Lead Actors performance. Overall Carrell is as wooden in this as he ever has been. Chamalet, is so-so in this, the best thing about Chamalet is that he always feels real, so all that he does feels authentic. The limitations in that is I often question if Chamalet understands the full depth of his characters – because they feel like approximations of archetypes and caricatures and not fully realized human beings. All through out this film I found my self questioning why his character needed to be on drugs, and it was never articulated through Chamalet’s performance. The best the audience gets to understanding is through a notebook that Carrell’s character leafs through. Maura Tierney, is an MVP in this, that car scene is incredibly memorable.

    Isn’t your criticism on Chalamet’s performance more of a criticism on the script. Well that how I felt at least. Personally, I always feel his characters are real humans beings. He gives such a natural and unique performance that he stands out from the rest for me sometime which isn’t always a good thing. Here I thought he understood this topic completely and went at it with great care. But I couldn’t root for his character or any one else’s for that matter because they weren’t written in a way that made me feel sympathy. The script isn’t necessarily interesting but I recognize that it was based on memoirs. The characters themselves don’t exactly have personalities. I fell like the script archetyped all the characters but the actors tried their best to inject life into it. Nic’s reasons for doing drugs wasn’t written in a way that was clearly defined which makes it hard to understand the character but it’s not like Chalamet could have done anything about it.

    Maura Tierney should have more to do. I kind of wished she ended being the main parent because Carrell doesn’t do a great job and I honestly don’t understand the praise for him.

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    Isn’t your criticism on Chalamet’s performance more of a criticism on the script. Well that how I felt at least. Personally, I always feel his characters are real humans beings. He gives such a natural and unique performance that he stands out from the rest for me sometime which isn’t always a good thing. Here I thought he understood this topic completely and went at it with great care. But I couldn’t root for his character or any one else’s for that matter because they weren’t written in a way that made me feel sympathy. The script isn’t necessarily interesting but I recognize that it was based on memoirs. The characters themselves don’t exactly have personalities. I fell like the script archetyped all the characters but the actors tried their best to inject life into it. Nic’s reasons for doing drugs wasn’t written in a way that was clearly defined which makes it hard to understand the character but it’s not like Chalamet could have done anything about it.

    Maura Tierney should have more to do. I kind of wished she ended being the main parent because Carrell doesn’t do a great job and I honestly don’t understand the praise for him.

    I don’t think you understand that there is no one reason anyone is an addict. They can suffer from different mental affictions like Bi Polar or anxiety/depression. They may have experienced difficult trauma as a child. Plus there are addicts who have had wonderful childhoods. There is one thing that seems common though they seem to suffer from the feeling of a dark deep void inside that they feel the constant urge to fill. Many call that the disease of addiction and I do believe it is a disease. Many people can be addicted to something but are capable of eventually stopping and never going back. The addict does not have to ability to stop at all on his own. At present there is no cure for addiction but an addict can be in remission with the proper treatment and support. It is an affliction which stays with them everyday of their life.

    I haven’t seen the movie yet so I don’t know if the director didn’t do a great job with this movie or if the screenplay was weak. Maybe the issue with the movie itself is the disease. There is no defined plot or understandable explainations to the life of an addict only chaos and the struggle of just surviving one day at a time.

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    This film is so on point in every way. The adapted screenplay, based on two books, is word perfect. Nothing that’s uttered is out of place. The editing is hard to fault, considering that the story jumps back and forth in time. And the actors really make you feel for the characters. Timothee Chalamet is amazing as the drug-addicted son. To me, his part is written more as a supporting character than lead but regardless of where he is placed, he deserves to be awarded. His is one of the most authentic performances i have ever seen over more than 50 years of watching movies. His Nic Sheff lingers in your mind long after the movie has ended.

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    I don’t think you understand that there is no one reason anyone is an addict. They can suffer from different mental affictions like Bi Polar or anxiety/depression. They may have experienced difficult trauma as a child. Plus there are addicts who have had wonderful childhoods. There is one thing that seems common though they seem to suffer from the feeling of a dark deep void inside that they feel the constant urge to fill. Many call that the disease of addiction and I do believe it is a disease. Many people can be addicted to something but are capable of eventually stopping and never going back. The addict does not have to ability to stop at all on his own. At present there is no cure for addiction but an addict can be in remission with the proper treatment and support. It is an affliction which stays with them everyday of their life. I haven’t seen the movie yet so I don’t know if the director didn’t do a great job with this movie or if the screenplay was weak. Maybe the issue with the movie itself is the disease. There is no defined plot or understandable explainations to the life of an addict only chaos and the struggle of just surviving one day at a time.

    All those are true but at the same time, it’s still a movie. Yes the director went at it in a way to show the never ending cycle and left things undefined and open ended to show how addiction is but frankly it ended up making it ineffective for me. And this isn’t the disease’s fault. It’s the way the writer and director approached it all. I felt emotional in the last 20 minutes and teared up in a scene that didn’t involve any of the main characters which is a problem. Again I know it’s a true story and everyone’s goal with the movie but overall it was just okay.

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    Isn’t your criticism on Chalamet’s performance more of a criticism on the script.

    I think the thing about incredibly talented actors is that they should be able to elevate and go beyond the script when it confines their performance. That’s what a lot of amazing actors and actresses do, to the point where even poor direction, or a poor film doesn’t detract from their overall performance. What they produce transcends the sum or whole of all of the parts. Chamalet may not be seasoned enough to do that yet – his career is still a bit young, but it is worth nothing that he definitely had the opportunity to do so here. One could even say his role is the best in the entire film, he just didn’t utilize it to it’s full effect.

    He gives such a natural and unique performance that he stands out from the rest for me sometime which isn’t always a good thing. Here I thought he understood this topic completely and went at it with great care. But I couldn’t root for his character or any one else’s for that matter because they weren’t written in a way that made me feel sympathy.

    For me the biggest difficulty in his performance came from his shifts from normal Nic to Drugged Nic, and how he was just not able to integrate those two characters together to create a holistic vision or experience. Nic would just change, and we didn’t get the “why” or “what” which was a major factor. We do get a sense that he feels a profound sense of boredom and shame, but that’s pretty much it, and the audience needs more from him then I think he delivers, to make it all make sense.

    To me Chamalet has a lot of highlights but he lacks consistency (where as I feel Ryan and Tierney are very consistent but don’t have a lot of highlights). But Chamalet’s shining moments are all when Nic is more or less sober. On the top of my head the top three scenes I felt he was at his best were when he was playing with his siblings in at the beach, him telling his mother “Mom, Please don’t” at rehab, and then at the end where he is sitting in the park with his dad, and he breaks down. But those are all “sober Nic” moments. Overall it feels like he is playing two different characters, and he just shifts and that transition needed to be more seamless than what was. Overall not a bad performance, but he could have done more. I will be interested to see Lucas Hedges performance, as I feel he will also have a similar challenge with Boy Erased.

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    Finally got to see this ,,, very good movie . I feel like the Acting from Steve and TC was on point and i would have them both winning right now if it were up to me . I think the movie overall had some lagging and could have been a bit more concise. but it was deeply affecting overall and a very well done

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    Watching this confirmed two things for me

    1) Steve Carell is never gonna win that Oscar he’s so thirsty for. When he yells he sounds goofy, whether he’s angry, scared, or playing comedy.

    2) Timothee Chalamet will. Just not for this.

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    Wow this movie has been bashed since Toronto. After seeing the movie I very much feel it still could one of the top ten of the year. Carrell’s and Chalamet performances were excellent. Maybe reading all three books made it easier for me to follow. Nic Sheff’S life was chaos and a living hell. I think Chalamet captured it wonderfully. This story could have been a 5 hour movie. So much of what Nic went through and his life were left out. I will be very interested to see how the critics and and the major awards feel about this movie. One thing I feel certain about is that Chalamet will be nominated for the GG, SAG and Oscar with a very good chance of winning.

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    I didn’t want to believe the reviews, but I was a little disappointed after seeing this movie. I think the acting was all great, but I had a hard time connecting with the characters. This would have worked better being told in chronological order, instead of jumping around. It would have allowed the audience to connect more with Nic prior to his drug use and it would have made his downfall all the more emotional.

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    Okay so I realized that I forgot to document my Q&A experience here. First of all, both Timothee and Nic were very grateful for the process and genuinely seemed to want to talk to people about the movie because they felt that the topic was important. They only answered about 8 questions, but the interviewer tried to cut them off at 6 when Timothee said something along the lines of “we can just take one more c’mon they have more questions let’s do more.” It was very cool to see that he cared so much. I unfortunately didn’t get to ask a question since the line was about 40 people long and they only took the few, but I have a similar question response to a question someone in here asked about how Chalamet prepared for some of the heavy scenes, in particular the ones where he was high. He responded saying that “the internet is an endless place” and that to make sure that he got the mannerisms right, he watched a lot of videos, spoke a bit to Nic, and mainly did a lot of research.

    about the movie itself…I have to say I was a little underwhelmed. Chalamet was definitely very good, but none of the scenes in the movie surpass the scene from the trailer in the diner. He should get nominated, but I’m not sure he should win. I have him in my personal rankings in second right now but I think Josh Hamilton and Russell Hornsby did just as well in their movies. Carell i also thought was very good. He’s getting unwarranted flack for being too much like Michael  Scott, but he can’t help what people see there. I only found that he resembled Scott once and though it was a little distracting it didn’t take away from the performance for me. Tierney and Ryan deserved much more screen time and would have been the MVPs if they had just a little more. The screenplay and editing and music of the movie were big issues with the movie to me and really brought it down. The music at the end especially was the worst use of music in a movie this year and completely distracted me in the last 20 minutes in particular, though it was bad throughout. The screenplay also did not affect me like it should have. People in the theater were crying, but outside of relating personal experience to the movie I don’t understand how because the movie just did not do a great job in making you feel for everyone involved. The editing of the flashbacks also made those ineffective. All in all, it was a 6 or 7/10 which is sad because this was one of my most anticipated movies…at least the Q&A was a good experience though

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