#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Bill and Kate are in an emotionless marriage with their only son away at college. They knew he didn’t sound happy but then comes the news that he was the mass murderer at his school killing 17 professors, fellow students and himself. They try to move on with their lives but they are held back by their own grief and the fact that the media and everyone around them view them as monsters. The more they fight it, they realize they only have each other.
Plot: A married couple on the verge of separation are leveled by the news their 18-year-old son committed a mass-shooting at his college, then took his own life.
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Kate (Maria Bello) and Bill (Michael Sheen) are a struggling couple who are sleeping in separate rooms. He’s looking at apartments while she still hopes to save the marriage with the next family vacation. Their son Sammy (Kyle Gallner) is away at college. He’s miserable and he goes on a shooting spree killing himself and many others. The onslaught of media forces them to stay with her brother Eric (Alan Tudyk) and his wife Trish (Moon Bloodgood).
Bello and Sheen are using all their acting skills to drive this movie. The movie strips away all the power. The shooting takes place off screen. The movie doesn’t allow Sammy to explain his actions. Kyle Gallner just doesn’t have much screen time. It’s all about the parents struggle to find meaning. It’s a movie of misery. It’s admirable but it grinds down the audience with its unrelenting bleakness.
Hits too close to home — quietly moving piece
I watched this film last night, two weeks after the bombing at the Boston Marathon, where some virtual bystanders are still wringing their hands about how “normal” and “sweet” Suspect #2 was. The parents are angry and either in utter denial or (at least with respect to the mother) in silent conspiracy, claiming that the brothers were framed and they could not have been terrorists.
The characters and plot line in “Beautiful Boy” resemble the Sandy Hook horror even more closely. Imagine that Nancy Lanza was not killed by her son and that Peter Lanza still lived at home, unhappy and on the verge of moving out. Their anguished discussions, how they individually deal with the guilt and grief, their desperate investigation of their son’s life for clues as to how and why, the blame and heartbroken accusations that they hurl at each other – – these are so spot on that the film can be uncomfortable and unnerving.
The movie also masterfully captures the wide spectrum of others’ reactions. The brother and sister-in-law who offer their home and as much love and sympathy as they can, but still emit occasional flashes of blame and fear for how their own son could be impacted by their presence. A young author who the wife believes is a friend, until she finds him hunting through her son’s belongings for material for the book he wants to write. The open house held for the home, where media vultures, neighbors with cameras, and the thrill-seeking curious thoughtlessly devour the cookies the wife baked, hoping that they would make the house smell better.
Michael Sheen and Maria Bello play the roles of husband and wife with precision and depth. Moon Bloodgood (soon to return in the upcoming “Falling Skies” season) seems somewhat dispassionate and impersonal in her interactions with others as the sister-in-law, but that is a criticism I have for most of her performances. The scene where she expresses frustration to her husband about Maria taking over control of the home comes across as rehearsed. Alan Tudyk (currently in “Suburgatory”) as the brother is more sympathetic to the plight of his family, but also displays a limited range of emotion. The son, played by Kyle Gallner, is mesmerizing in his few moments of screen time, and I feel that the movie would have been much stronger if we were permitted to see a little more of his college environment and the days leading up to the shooting.
However, I recognize that is the very point of the movie – – we want to understand how people make these terrible decisions, but we never can see enough evidence because ultimately there is nothing that can justify such evil. The parents, who are arguably the ones who should have the best chance of understanding their children’s motivations and conduct, are often as lost and confused as the rest of the world, with the added component of trying to comprehend the degree of their own culpability. Those dynamics are nicely captured in this film.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Director Shawn Ku
Writer Michael Armbruster, Shawn Ku
Actors Michael Sheen, Maria Bello, Kyle Gallner
Country United States, Canada
Awards 3 wins & 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
Laboratory Laser Pacific Labs (film and dailies processing) (as Laser Pacific), Technicolor (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A