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A couple struggling with the aftermath of a horrific crime must deal with their own troubles as well as the grief of others in this independent drama. Bill (Michael Sheen) and Kate (Maria Bello) are a married couple who are tightly wound and devoted to their work -- Bill is a businessman, Kate proofreads books. Bill and Kate's marriage has taken a turn for the worse, and they're on the verge of breaking up when they receive shocking news -- their 18-year-old son, Sam (Kyle Gallner), a college freshman, went on a shooting spree that claimed the lives of several people before he turned his gun on himself. As the news media descends on the couple, Bill and Kate are unable to understand why Sam would do such a thing, and as they struggle to find answers, they turn to family -- Kate's brother, Eric (Alan Tudyk), and his wife, Trish (Moon Bloodgood) -- without being able to resolve the issues that were driving them apart before tragedy struck. Beautiful Boy was the first feature film from director Shawn Ku; it was an official selection at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:June 3, 2011


Maria Bello
as Kate
Michael Sheen
as Bill
Alan Tudyk
as Eric
Moon Bloodgood
as Trish
Austin Nichols
as Cooper
Kyle Gallner
as Sammy
Bruce French
as Harry
Nigel Gibbs
as Police Detective
Brooke Lyons
as TV Reporter Voice
Darren O'Hare
as Church Pastor
Myra Turley
as Grieving Mother Patty
Bella King
as Motel Clerk's Daughter
Meat Loaf
as Motel Clerk
David Lipper
as Radio Reporter Voice
Kelli Kirkland Powers
as TV News Reporter
David Lipper
as Television Ranter


Shawn Ku
Eric Gozlan
Lee Clay
Shawn Ku
Michael Fimognari
Chad Galster
Gabor Norman
Production Designer
Richard Iott
Executive Producer
Richard Gabai
Executive Producer
Cynthia Summers
Costume Designer
Mark Hansson
First Assistant Director
Tannis Vallely
Jordan Garretson
Chief Lighting Technician
Joe Dzuban
Supervising Sound Editor
Joe Dzuban
Re-Recording Mixer
David Waelder
Production Sound Mixer
Craig Mann
Re-Recording Mixer
George Pereyra
Sound Effects Editor