Amazon’s Beautiful Boy trailer is full of raw emotion

BEAUTIFUL BOY -- Photo credit: Francois Duhamel/Amazon Studios -- Acquired via EPK.TV
BEAUTIFUL BOY -- Photo credit: Francois Duhamel/Amazon Studios -- Acquired via EPK.TV /

After years of watching Steve Carell in comedy, you may not be ready to see him in this Beautiful Boy trailer. Full of raw emotion, it’s set to be the movie of the fall.

Amazon is stepping up its game when it comes to original content. Life Itself is already impressing critics ahead of its nationwide release and now the Beautiful Boy trailer is set to break your heart.

After years of watching Steve Carell in comedies, I wasn’t quite ready for the trailer I just watched. it was full of raw emotion, ready to have me in tears by the end. And I just know from this that the movie will have me blubbering like a baby.

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Beautiful Boy is based on a pair of memoirs. David and Nic Sheff, a father and son duo, share their stories of addiction, recovery, relapse, and survival. This isn’t just about a person going on the initial path to get clean. It’s one about the aftermath and the way a whole family copes with addiction for many years.

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And that’s clear from this trailer. We watch as Carell’s David looks back at his son’s life and thinks about the life he wanted for his boy. He and Timothée Chalamet’s Nic shout and scream at each other in a diner, as David tries to figure out his son. Then there’s the pain caused against the whole family and a mention of just how hard addiction is.

One thing Nic had on his side was his family. And because of that, he wanted to make them proud. He wanted to get sober for them.

This is going to be one of those movies that is a strong Oscar contender. At least, it should be. Chalamet has proven his worth in the Beautiful Boy trailer alone.

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What do you think of the Beautiful Boy trailer? Is this a movie you’ll see next month? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Beautiful Boy is out Oct. 12 nationwide.