Things to do in London this weekend: 18 – 20 January
Looking for things to do in London this weekend? Your search is over: we round up the best the city has to offer
Beautiful Boy – Belgian director Felix Van Groeningen’s English-language debut – makes an outstanding attempt to portray the most heartbreaking and life-destroying moments of struggling with addiction. The movie follows Nic (Timothée Chalamet), a bright teen on the verge of going to university when he’s sucked into the throes of drug addiction. The film focuses on the relationship between Nic and dad David Sheff (Steve Carell), whose acute pain and desperation to help his son is harrowing to watch. Those who were wowed by Chalamet’s Elio in Call Me By Your Name (and let’s face it, who wasn’t?) will be happy to hear the 23-year-old delivers just as powerful (and entirely different) a performance in Beautiful Boy.