Tuesday, May 28, 2024

(Watch) Amazon Pictures Stake Academy Award with Steve Carell, Timothee Chalamet in “Beautiful Boy” Trailer, Evokes “Ordinary People”


Steve Carell has been looking for an Oscar nomination and maybe a win since “Foxcatcher.” Timothee Chalamet is already fast tracked from “Call Me By Your Name” and his appearance in “Ladybird.”

Now watch them in the trailer for Amazon’s “Beautiful Boy.” This is based on the memoirs of father and son David and Nic Sheff each of whom wrote about Nic’s battle with drug addiction. The trailer is enough to kill you– it reads like “Ordinary People.” So many families have been through this kind of thing– the dialogue in the trailer is going to make people think the writers followed them around.

Amazon has come close to the Oscar with “Manchester by the Sea.” They’re back with this movie, obviously. Telluride, Toronto, here they come? (NY Film Festival maybe not after last year’s Amazon strike out.)

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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