Michelle Pfeiffer shines in a role that seems custom made for her, but the film is too languid to fully work as a comedy.
Made with largely improvised dialogue, this film could have been gimmicky, but turns out to be a subdued drama about broken friendships.
An uncomfortable exposé, written by Shia LaBeouf, about his own absue and resulting trauma.
Boy Erased succeeds in using one person’s story to shed light on a large reality, and takes the chance to explore notions of identity, family and acceptance.
Ben Is Back is at times melodramatic, but there’s good drama in the iron-willed mother driving her son around on a guided tour of his lowest points