Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Beautiful Boy 2010

Beautiful Boy     Bill and Kate are a married couple thinking about divorcing.  Bill has been looking for an apartment but Kate thinks it’s too soon.  Their world is turned terribly upside down when their freshman college student goes on a shooting spree, he kills several people and then himself.  Their grief is immense but the news footage and the reporters increase their stress.  They go to stay with her brother but it becomes too difficult there too.
     This film is different since it focuses on the parents and what they go through instead of the relatives of the people killed.  They have more grief because the public does not look upon them favorably.  They don’t know why their son committed this crime and they blame themselves.  Tough to watch their pain.  3* (This movie is OK)

101 min, Drama directed by Shawn Ku with Maria Bello, Michael Sheen, Alany Tudyk, Moon Bloodgood, Austin Nichols, Kyle Gallner, Deidrie Henry, Bruce French.

Note:  Blockbuster 3*, imdb 6.5 out of 10, 68% critic 55% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.

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