'Beautiful Boy' is a deeply moving portrait of a family’s unwavering love and commitment to each other in the face of their son’s addiction and his attempts at recovery. Based on two memoirs, one from acclaimed journalist David Sheff and one from his son, Nic Sheff. As Nic repeatedly relapses, the Sheffs are faced with the harsh reality that addiction is a disease that does not discriminate and can hit any family at any time.
Harrowing, heartbreaking and yet full of joy, hope and love, 'Beautiful Boy' recounts the rehabs, disappearances, broken promises and rage as Nic sinks deeper into the drug world, as well as David’s efforts to save his “beautiful boy” from the ravages of addiction. Directed by Felix van Groeningen ('The Broken Circle Breakdown'), the film stars Academy Award nominees Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet ('Call Me by Your Name').
The 'Beautiful Boy' competition has now closed. Winners will be announced shortly. Check our Comps page for all a list of our winners.
Competition opens at 5pm AEDT on Sunday 14th October 2018 and closes at 11:59pm AEDT on Sunday 21st October 2018. Five winners will be chosen at random on Monday 22nd October 2018. To successfully win, entrants must fulfil the above entry conditions before the time the competition closes. Current members/followers are eligible to enter the competition. Only one entry per person. Only one winner per household. To be a valid winner, the entrant must not have won a prize from SWITCH within the last 28 days. Each winner will receive one double pass to 'Beautiful Boy'. By entering, you agree to receive occasional emails from SWITCH in the future. If you decide to unsubscribe from these updates, any further entries will not be applicable. Only Australian residents are eligible to enter.
'Beautiful Boy' is in cinemas from Thursday the 25th October 2018 through Transmission.