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I Just Watched the ‘Beautiful Boy’ Trailer and Now I’m Crying

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Well, I was certainly not prepared for the Beautiful Boy trailer. I mean, yes, the movie stars Academy Award nominees Steve Carrell and Timothée Chalamet, so I should have known that I was definitely about to feel something upon clicking play, but I was not ready for the extremely moving and emotional journey the trailer took me on. Just from having only watched three minutes of clips, I feel confident saying that there will absolutely be a second round of Oscar nominations on the table for Chalamet and Carrell.

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Beautiful Boy tells the true story of a young man named Nic Sheff (Call Me By Your Name’s Timothée Chalamet) who struggles with a meth addiction and his journey to recovery.
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” I don’t feel like I have a disease. This isn’t like cancer. This is my choice. I put myself here.”

Steve Carrell plays Nic’s dad David Sheff who is forced to watch as his son’s addiction consumes him and grapples with the emotional toll it takes on their family.
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“There are moments that I look at him, this kid that I raised, who I thought that I knew inside and out, and I wonder who he is.”

The trailer is full of incredible dialogue and heartbreaking moments as the pair fight to recover the uncommonly close bond they shared growing up. The opening scene of the trailer features a haunting argument between the two at a diner, which honestly had me shook right off the bat.
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Of course, after it’s moved you to tears, the trailer does highlight some more touching moments within the Sheff family.
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“I need to find a way to fill this black hole in me. I still have a family. I want them to be proud of me,” Nic says.

And just when you’ve reached the end of the trailer, they hit you with one more feel.
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Beautiful Boy also stars Maura Tierney and reunites Carrell with his Office co-star Amy Ryan, who played Holly Flax on the series.
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After the release of the trailer, David Sheff posted a heartfelt letter on Facebook, dedicating the movie to all of the people and families who lives have been affected by addiction and thanked the brilliant team that helped bring their story to the screen, including director  Felix Van Groeningen and screenwriter Luke Davies.
Twitter has already turned into a sounding board for people’s strong emotional reactions to the trailer.
Based on this trailer alone and the fact that the film was adapted from the real-life memoirs written by Nic and David Sheff, Beautiful Boy is sure to be a huge Oscar contender this year.  The film comes out on October 12, which means they’ve given us plenty of time to emotionally prepare for the actual movie and the inevitable crying. Check out the whole trailer and movie poster below!

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