Ben is Back (2018)

Genres - Drama, Thriller  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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When Holly Burn’s (Julia Roberts) son Ben (Lucas Hedges) appears at the family home one Christmas eve she is pleased to see him but also frightened of the danger that follows him. She allows him to stay one day after he professes his sobriety thanks to his program. Everyone is dubious about his return including his father Neal (Courtney B. Vance ), and sister Ivy (Kathryn Newton) particularly after their house is broken into and the family dog disappears, in this story about familial love and addiction. Written and directed by Peter Hedges.

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alcoholism, family-disapproval, motherhood, substance-abuse, alcohol