Rating: M
Length: 103 mins
Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance

A drug addicted teenage boy shows up unexpectedly at his family’s home on Christmas Eve.

“Julia Roberts blasts through this family reunion drama-turned-thriller with one of the most forceful performances of her career.” SCREEN INTERNATIONAL.

“Ben Is Back is really Holly’s story, and notwithstanding the all-around excellence of the cast, it’s very much Roberts’s movie. This isn’t a matter of ego or showboating. On the contrary, what is so moving and effective about Roberts’s work here is her shrewd subversion of her long-established persona.” NEW YORK TIMES.

“The entire film is that rarest of gifts for its cast, providing virtually every character with a chance to play not only the present moment, but the complicated history they’ve established with Ben in the past, as well as whatever chance they see in the troubled young man’s future.” VARIETY.

“In this time for movies about teens in trouble, it’s the mom in this one who packs the biggest punch.” TheWrap.

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