Beautiful Boy is a film that hardly anyone has seen, certainly no one in Houston
Texas because if never played in the cinema’s here. This film caught my eye because
of it’s strong cast and gut wrenching original screenplay dealing with a specific
pain we haven’t seen on screen before. Both actors Maria Bello and Michael Sheen
deliver fantastic performances that would in any other circumstances be generating
Oscar buzz, however due to the fact hardly anyone has seen the film this movie is
way under the radar.
I however had the opportunity to speak with the screenwriter and director of the
film via phone from Los Angeles about their intense script and how they came up with
some of the themes and why make a movie that is so difficult to watch. Like so many
good scripts these writers took bits from their own personal lives, which they explain,
and used that for the characters we see in the film.
Beautiful Boy should be arriving this fall on DVD and hopefully my interview will
encourage a few more Texans to get interested in the film. See the full interview
in the video box to your right.