film : 2018
Ben Is Back
Written and directed by
Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges
Roadside Attractions / Lionsgate
Black Bear, 30WEST, Color Force
Nineteen-year-old Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges) unexpectedly returns home to his family’s suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben’s mother, Holly (Julia Roberts), 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.