Steve Carell, an actor many may know and love from comedies such as The Office and 40-Year-Old Virgin, embarks on a project very different from much of his recent work. In an interview regarding his recent performance in the drama Beautiful Boy, Carell sheds light on his experience portraying the father of a crystal meth addict.
Based off the autobiographical memoirs Tweak by Nic Sheff and Beautiful Boy by David Sheff, Felix van Groeningen’s drama Beautiful Boy stars Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell as a drug-addict son (Nic) and his concerned father (David). What the film lacks in apt production choices, it at least partly makes up with beautiful acting by Chalamet and Carell alike.
A Star is Born follows a talented singer Ally’s (Lady Gaga) the rise to fame, paralleled by country idol Jackson Maine’s (Bradley Cooper) downfall. First-time director Cooper tackles alcoholism, love, and deep insecurities in this tear-jerking story about keeping true to who you are.