Ben Is Back

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Julia Roberts delivers a riveting performance as a mother swept into a race against time after her troubled 19-year-old son (Lucas Hedges) returns home for Christmas — and suddenly disappears. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed — and a mother’s love is tested — in this unforgettably powerful film.

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One family. One day.. 19-year-old Ben Burns unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother's undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe.. Ben Is Back Wiki

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Regular One  Semnick01  3 star

I thought it was OK - not great, but also not bad. Could easily be a movie-of-the-week for some TV channel, like Hallmark, for example. "Drug is bad, folks!"

What a booooooooooring movie  MKKK1986  1 star

Oh gosh wasted a whole hour of my life on this movie. It is sooooo booring and when the movie finishes your like " wth" ???? There is no point of this movie . I have no idea why they even produced it..... Worst 1 hour of my life

Invest 2 Hours In This Movie  Aqua62  5 star

There is really nothing that can be said about this movie, except the performances are unbelievably good - Julia Roberts does not even stand out among them. The power of a mother's love. The even more powerful attraction of chemical substance. The emotional wreckage of a family history that led them all to this precipice. What an amazing, honest, punch in the face of a story about this substance that is sucking the life out of our kids. Can not recommend it highly enough. Not a date movie, no doubt. But, oh man, does it make you think.

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important  Spiked Rain  5 star

only someone of Julia Robert's and Lucas Hedge's talent and, more likely, in the case of excellent actors, raw intelligence, could something so.....important-and-real-and cruel, .... make US feel and grasp, --- effectively and immeninantly---, the importantance and realness and cruelty of OPIODS. Thank you.

You should ditch rotten tomatoes...  FanofOldShow  3 star

Their scoring clearly doesn't mean anything anymore.

Purchased Ben Is Back  Moschell  3 star

Terrific performances by all of the leads - BUT, with a story that is SO relevant right now ... it just absolutely did not make a huge impact. I wanted this message thrown OUT there via this film. Everybody was playing their part/role in a script that needed just a little something more. So actually 3.5 stars almost 4. And thank you for addressing this issue. Most folks want to ignore it.

Riveting  chitowndoggie  5 star

One of the best, well acted movies I’ve seen about the damage drug addiction does to the addict, his family, and all that he comes in contact with.

Such a good watch!  HectorJT  5 star

Hands down one of the best films I’ve seen. Great job to all the actors.

Emotional, gripping family drama  crashbbpm  5 star

Julia Roberts is brilliant!

Great Perfomance from Julia Roberts!  Anthoni  5 star

This is probably Julia Roberts' best dramatic performance since Erin Brockovich. People forget that Julia is not just a beatiful actress, but has the acting talent to back it.

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