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August 24, 2018 at 11:51 am #1202616245
Ben is Back
Director – Peter Hedges
Producers – Peter Hedges, Nina Jacobson, Teddy Schwarzman, Brad Simpson
Screenplay – Peter Hedges
Courtney B. Vance
September 8, 2018 (TIFF)
December 7, 2018 (United States)
The unexpected return of 19-year-old Ben Burns to his family home on Christmas Eve morning. Some, like mother Holly (Roberts), are overjoyed by his presence. Others, like sister Ivy (Hedges’ Lady Bird compatriot Kathryn Newton), seem to remember Ben’s past with substance abuse all too well. The drama unfolds over a 24-hour period. As the logline suggests, 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.”
First Stills:August 24, 2018 at 12:13 pm #1202616254
People have been predicting Julia Roberts for supporting but she was billed first in the teaser (not sure if that it just a marketing strategy) and seems to be lead.August 24, 2018 at 12:33 pm #1202616262This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.August 24, 2018 at 12:34 pm #1202616263
Julia looks great, wouldn’t be surprised if she turns out to be a contender for a nomination in Best ActressAugust 24, 2018 at 1:39 pm #1202616309
People have been predicting Julia Roberts for supporting but she was billed first in the teaser (not sure if that it just a marketing strategy) and seems to be lead.
Her son’s the main character. Her star billing has everything to do with being the biggest name attached.
Kathy Bates for Best Supporting Actress (Richard Jewell)August 24, 2018 at 3:31 pm #1202616353
If Boy Erased is a hit, Lucas might be looking at two Oscar nominations.August 24, 2018 at 3:35 pm #1202616355
The plot synopsis suggests she’s lead lol.
it would be an interesting battle between Nicole and Julia for Oscar #2 on both their 5th noms.
America’s sweetheart and box office magnet of the 90s and 00s and consistent filmography
Experimental shaky filmography but more critically acclaimed roles and performancesAugust 24, 2018 at 4:41 pm #1202616381
Julia looks great, wouldn’t be surprised if she turns out to be a contender for a nomination in Best Actress
I have a feeling she’ll be lead, especially if they push Hedges in supporting which they might considering he’s already in lead for Boy Erased.August 24, 2018 at 5:23 pm #1202616397
I prefer Roberts and Kidman winning 2nd Best Actress statuettes. But the reality is they’re in an Ingrid Bergman / Maggie Smith transitional space in their careers.
Kathy Bates for Best Supporting Actress (Richard Jewell)September 8, 2018 at 5:44 am #1202626282
What is awesome is that the two best young actors in Hollywood today are taking on roles that have such important messages in our society. Hedges and Chalamet rock.
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