Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) and Steve Carell (Crazy, Stupid, Love & Little Miss Sunshine) are already generating Oscar buzz for their new film Beautiful Boy, and that’s only for the trailer.
The film is based on duel memoirs from real-life father and son David Sheff and Nic Sheff, revolving around Nic’s descent into drug and alcohol addiction and the father who didn’t know how to help him.
The trailer for the film released from was launched on Wednesday and already people are reaching for the tissues.
All the feels came pouring out.
If the film itself affects me as much as this trailer... I think I'd better prepare better.— Patti (@Patti1051) June 27, 2018
Right?!— Gloria Panzera (@GMPizzle) June 27, 2018
Audibly sobbed during the trailer...
This is way more than we expected/deserved. You have all done such a beautiful job. THANK YOU.— carla (@ChalametBagels) June 27, 2018
Many were touched because they understand the struggles of dealing with addiction for both the addict and their loved ones.
I watched the trailer 3 times. My daughter struggled with addiction. Every word was something I/we said as we went through it. Thank god she is healthy now ?— LilyM (@EmeraldLilyM) June 27, 2018
I read this book several years back. As a recovering addict, I was touched by the reality of it all. I can't wait to see the movie!— ?They Call Me Billie? (@itwitt2) June 27, 2018
As the parent of a son currently still using, this trailer is chillingly realistic and breaks my heart. I read the book when still in the suspecting phase; not sure I can watch the movie.— Lisa (@lksg8r) June 27, 2018
Read the book. ❤️ This is a True story so many of us unfortunately know what it feels like to travel. And still are. Thank you for making this Important Movie. #addictionawarness #mentalhealth #opiodepedemic #ihateheroin #beautifulboy #overdoseprevention— Susan Ackermann (@Sueack6) June 27, 2018
I hope that I can bear to watch the movie in October. Still living the nightmare for now with my own beautiful boy. Absolutely my favorite book, have read it many times. #beautifulboy— Beverly Fant (@amazedwithgrace) June 27, 2018
This is so heartbreakingly beautiful. I lost my best friend to his meth addiction 3 years ago this August. He fought so hard, we all did, but tragically lost his beautiful life. We had been friends since we were 14 and I miss him every day. ❤️— S L Duncan (@Bohobookgrl) June 27, 2018
The preview has inspired new interest in the books.
Right after I put on my eyeliner huh.... the last few lines... reading the book before really made this more emotional than I thought. Can’t wait to see— alexis (@riffingrat) June 27, 2018
Thank you. I literally stopped breathing at the end and sat staring into space. In just that short piece I'm getting you have totally captured the two books and I'm in awe of what the whole film will bring. I'm staying up for the oscars next year ?— Julie Fogg (@JulieFogg7) June 27, 2018
I've never heard about this before but looking at people's comments that there is a book about it I would love to read it before the movie comes out, does anyone know where I can buy the book?— michelle hickey (@xUnionj_jaymi) June 27, 2018
Nic Sheff weighed in on how it felt to be portrayed in a film.
Can’t believe this is actually happening. But so honored to have such a brilliant actor and all around incredible person portraying me on film (how weird is that to say!)! https://t.co/CFLXRfUGNE— Nic Sheff (@nic_sheff) June 27, 2018
People appreciate Nic’s honesty in telling his story.
The book is excellent, and now I'm looking forward to the movie, and I drew this picture for both of you pic.twitter.com/jbwfHuZMGF— Sirayy (@ins_sirayy) June 27, 2018
I read Beautiful Boy, Tweak and We all Fall down, they moved me to tears. Thanks for sharing your story. A beautiful brilliant person portrayed by a beautiful awfully gifted actor, I can’t wait to see Felix Van Groeningen’s film. I wish you all the best!— krystyn (@krystyntwit) June 27, 2018
I read BB, Tweak and We All Fall Down. Thank you and your Dad for sharing your stories. Can't wait to see this!— tracyrcat (@TracyRutter) June 27, 2018
We hope the film and books will help those in need of help.
H/T: Huffington Post