Julia Roberts is a performer who commands your attention whenever she steps in front of the camera and now the Academy Award winning actress is ready to take audiences on an emotional rollercoaster ride in the poignant Ben Is Back.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Drug addicted teenage boy Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges) shows up unexpectedly at his family’s home on Christmas Eve and forces his mother Holly (Julia Roberts) to come to turns with his addictions. Placed in an exceedingly difficult situation, Holly must decide on just how far she wants to go to help him overcome his demons.
The trailer for Ben Is Back certainly tugs at your heart strings and Roberts goes to an incredibly emotional place as the distraught Holly as she desperately tries to free her son from his drug addiction. Paired alongside Roberts is rising newcomer Lucas Hedges who is continually proving why he is such an in-demand talent and his performance and the pains at which he places on himself and those around him will really make you feel the hurt.
Ben Is Back is a must watch piece of cinema and with Awards Season on the horizon we could very well see this film in the spotlight. It will arrive in cinemas on January 31.